BENTON - A woman who told police she had just been raped is now facing a felony charge.
According to the Benton Police Department (BPD), 24-year-old Kristin Johnson was arrested Tuesday after filing a false police report in August.
BPD says officers responded to Watts Road around 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, where Johnson told them an unknown suspect had just broken into her home and raped her.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined no rape had taken place and that the story had been fabricated, according to BPD.
Johnson was taken to the Saline County Jail on Tuesday, where she was charged with one felony count of filing a false police report and later released.
BPD says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be possible.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may text an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body, or go to www.crimereports.com.