A 19-Year-old white woman who ran into a church naked claiming she was raped by a trio of masked black men, has been indicted for what turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
Back in March, 19-year-old Breana Harmon entered the local church covered in blood and wearing only a shirt, bra, and underwear. She allegedly told parishioners that black men had taken her into the woods and raped her.
Harmon, then 18, told police that she was raped by two black men in ski masks while a third pinned her down. She claimed that the suspects had kidnapped near her car in an apartment parking lot, news station KXII reported.
Harmon was brought to a nearby hospital for examination, where physicians determined she had not suffered any injuries consistent with her claims, according to police.
Authorities searched for further evidence but were not able to corroborate Harmon’s story. Police also said the crime scene was “staged” and Harmon’s injuries were “self-inflicted.”
When investigators confronted Harmon, she admitted that the allegations were false. It is not known what prompted her to report the hoax.
Harmon was charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of tampering with a government record, which are felonies, according to the Herald Democrat.
If convicted, she faces up to 32 years in prison.