December 14, 2011
Sacramento, Calif. (The Weekly Vice) - Laurie Ann Martinez, a 36-year-old California woman was charged after she reportedly faked her own rape in an effort to convince her husband to move to a safer neighborhood.
According to police, Martinez was so desperate to move to a different neighborhood, she injured herself and even wet her pants in an effort to persuade her husband on the idea.
Investigators say Martinez used a pin to split her lip, scraped her knuckles with sandpaper and asked a friend to punch her in the face to make it look as though she had been beaten and raped. She even wet her pants in an effort to convince authorities of the fear she had during the alleged rape and robbery.
Martinez, who is a California State Prison psychologist, stood by her claim while detectives poured hundreds of hours into the case looking for the alleged rapist.
The case took an interesting turn when one of Martinez' co-workers at the prison came forward with some interesting news. The co-worker told detectives that Martinez had admitted to faking the alleged rape in an effort to convince her husband to move to a safer neighborhood.
Martinez and several of her co-workers eventually admitted to police that the rape allegation was a ruse to convince Martinez' husband that the couple should move.
The elaborate plot didn't work, as the couple filed for divorce six weeks after Martinez claimed she had been raped. The hoax didn't amuse police either, but they were all too happy to move her to a new location - the county jail.
Martinez was booked into jail Monday on two felony counts of conspiracy. Her bond has been set at $50,000.
Martinez' friend, Shelly Snyder, 33, has also been arrested and charged with conspiracy. Police say she allegedly punched Martinez in the face to help make her story believable and also housed several of Martinez' electronic devices in her home so that Martinez could claim they were stolen during the rape/robbery.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 8:36:00 PM
Laurie Martinez - Allegedly Faked Brutal Rape To Convince Husband To Move To Safer Neighborhood