Tennessee authorities indict woman on fake sexual assault claim


Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says an investigation into the case revealed that the incident did not occur.

A news release states Sarah Elizabeth Suddarth, 24, told law enforcement a Jamestown man sexually assaulted her at his home in December 2016.

The Fentress County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Suddarth with one count of Filing a False Report, according to the release

Suddarth turned herself in on Tuesday and was booked into the Fentress County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

The release notes 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler requested an investigation in January.

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