Tuesday, October 8, 2013

LA - False rape claim lands Alexandria woman (Vanessa S. Pierce) in jail

Vanessa S. Pierce
Vanessa S. Pierce
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An Alexandria woman who accused another person of rape Monday now is facing a charge of filing a false claim, according to police.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Hardtner Street Monday afternoon and found 49-year-old Vanessa S. Pierce, who told officers that she had just been raped. Detectives were called to investigate, and a suspect was detained, according to the Alexandria release.

But as detectives interviewed Pierce, they found that she had given false information regarding her claim. Pierce was arrested, charged with injuriing a public record.

The person who had been detained was let go, according to the release.

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