Trial of woman charged with false rape report moved to 2020
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has pushed back the trial date for a University of Kansas student who is charged with making a false rape report.
The Kansas City Star reports that the start of the trial was moved to Jan. 6 after the prosecution argued that the defense provided information about expert witnesses too close to the initial trial date of Oct. 28. Judge Amy Hanley found Wednesday that the timing wasn’t an appropriate reason to exclude the witnesses.
The prosecution says the woman fabricated being raped by the friend of her ex-boyfriend in September 2018 out of regret and to get revenge. Police say her text messages showed that the sex was consensual.
But the woman attorneys say she is innocent and was making light of what happened in the texts.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com