Summerfield woman arrested, accused of false report of abduction, rape
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman who claimed to be abducted, charging her with the misdemeanor offense of filing a false report.
The sheriff says she was trying to defraud the visa process meant to protect undocumented immigrants who are victims of crime and cooperate with police.
In early March, a motorist found the 51-year-old Summerfield woman lying naked on the side of County Road 314.
Speaking only Spanish, the woman — an undocument immigrant from Mexico — told investigators she had been abducted by a masked man, hit, dragged into a vehicle and forced to drink something.
But detectives say her story fell apart.
They say her phone records show calls at the time, including one with a man she had been dating.
Then, detectives say she admitted there was no kidnapping but accused the man of raping her.
They don’t believe it. They believe his account: that she set the whole thing up to pursue a so-called “U visa.”
It allows victims of certain crimes who assist police to remain and work temporarily in the U-S and seek permanent status. The visa requires certification from a law enforcement official.
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