The Weekly Vice) - Alexandra Westover, a 21-year-old Florida woman, was jailed Thursday after she allegedly lied about being raped to get out of trouble for skipping work.
According to Florida State Police, an investigation was launched Tuesday after Westover reported to police that she had been raped by a stranger who stopped to help her while she was having car trouble on the Florida Turnpike.
Investigators say Westover told them that she was on her way to work Tuesday morning when her vehicle broke down between the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter exits.
She went on to say that a Hispanic male stopped and offered to help her, however, when she opened the passenger side door of her vehicle, the man attacked her from behind.
Westover then claimed the man tore open her panties and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the scene.
After giving police a detailed description of the suspect, investigators spent more than 100 man-hours investigating the alleged assault.
Investigators began to doubt the woman's story, however, when they reviewed video surveillance of the highway and were unable to find any indication that a vehicle had broken down on that particular stretch of highway.
Their suspicions were confirmed further when Westover's father called police Thursday and reported that his daughter admitted to him that she made up the story.
During a subsequent police interview, Westover admitted to making up the story. When asked why she falsely claimed to have been raped, Westover stated that she didn't want to get into trouble for not showing up for work at her great uncle's house that day.
She was booked into Palm Beach County Jail and charged with false reporting of a crime and perjury not during official proceedings. She was released on Friday after posting bond.
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February 16, 2014
Posted by Danny Vice at 11:36:00 PM
Alexander Westover - Jailed After Making Up Rape Story To Avoid Work