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False report charge against woman who said she was attacked

August 22, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is accused of lying to police last week when she reported that a man she met on a dating app had assaulted her.

WAVY-TV reported Tuesday that Hampton police have charged 18-year-old Rosemary Hewitt with filing a false report and prostitution. Hampton Police also dropped attempted abduction and assault charges against 52-year-old Kevin Staples.

Court records say Staples told authorities he agreed to pay Hewitt $125 for sex, but the two fought over the money when they met. He says he tried to get the cash back but left when Hewitt started screaming. Hewitt then called police and said Staples assaulted her. The station says Staples’ charges were dropped after police saw text messages between him and Hewitt.

It’s unclear if Hewitt has a lawyer.


Information from: WAVY-TV, http://www.wavy.com/

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