Tips sought in rape case
By LeaAnne Klentzman
UPDATE: At 4:44 pm on Tuesday afternoon 1/14/2014 Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel reported that the Pheasant Creek area rape was determined to be untrue.
Haenel said, “At first, the woman said she could not recall specific details about the suspect. After a second interview, she said she could recall the suspect’s description and a sketch was completed and sent out with the press release.”
Haenel went on to say, “After additional investigation, detectives discovered that “the victim” had previously made similar reports to other agencies. Detectives also noted multiple inconsistencies in “the victim’s” account. Detectives once again interviewed the alleged victim, who then recanted her claim that she had been sexually assaulted.”
Charges of making a false report are said to be pending. The name of the victim/suspect has not been released.
Twenty one days after a brutal rape in a northeast Fort Bend County neighborhood sheriff’s spokesman finally notifies the public.
Just days before Christmas and in the midst of the holiday season, Fort Bend sheriff’s deputies were called to Sugar Land Methodist Hospital to meet with the victim of a brutal sexual assault that occurred at her home in what law enforcement describes as northeast Fort Bend County/Pheasant Creek area.
According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, on December 20, 2013 the victim told authorities she arrived home just before noon. Haenel said, “She pulled into the attached garage of her home and soon after getting out of her vehicle, she was accosted by a lone male who had snuck into her garage after she had driven in.” Haenel went on to say, She was sexually assaulted in her garage and threatened if she called anyone.
The victim described her attacker as a “possible” white male, appearing to be in his mid to late 40’s. He had a stocky build, stood about 5’9”, and had an unshaven face and deep voice. The victim told investigators her assailant was a smoker and at the time of the attack, she believed he was wearing khaki pants.
This attack was announced to the public as a Crime Stoppers Special Alert whereby any information which leads to the arrest or conviction of the assailant could earn the anonymous reportee an award of up to $5,000. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. To reach Fort Bend Crime Stoppers: Call (281) 342-TIPS (8477), Send a Text Message: Text FBCCS plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or Submit Online: www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.
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