Does she even realize that a lie like this can ruin lives?
A WOMAN has been sentenced to prison after she lied about being raped in a university parking lot.
Mary Zolkowski, a 21-year-old from Michigan in the United States, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and with no credit for time served, along with a two year probation period.
During her probation she will be routinely tested for drugs and alcohol and will attend substance abuse counselling.
She was also ordered to undergo a mental health assessment.
If Zolkowski breaks parole an additional 220 days will be added to her jail term.
The sentence was handed down on June 18 by Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph Sheeran and follows false claims made by Zolkowski that she was raped in a Delta College parking lot.
On February 22, 2017 the Delta College Public Safety Office received a call from Zolkowski’s mum who said her daughter was claiming to have been raped on campus, MLive reported.
In Zolkowski’s initial report to police she said she was walking to her car at about 5.50pm when a man grabbed her from behind and raped her without a condom while holding her face and throat.
She said she was only able to see her attacker’s hands and did not get a look at his face because he jumped in his car and drove of as soon as it was over.
Court records show that her reasoning for not being able to provide a description of the vehicle was because she “kind of blacked out”.
Zolkowski refused to have a physical examination.
When she spoke with the authorities a second time her story had changed and she told them she had been raped in an apartment by an acquaintance but did not want to press charges.
In a third interview she reportedly changed her story again, telling police she wanted to tell the suspect to stop during sex, but it ended before she was able to do so.
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