California prison psychologist allegedly faked her own rape
December 11, 2011
Police arrested a prison psychologist for making a false report of rape in order to convince her husband to move out of their Sacramento neighborhood. [WashingtonPost]
Laurie Ann Martinez, 36, allegedly split her lip, scraped her knuckles with sandpaper, had a friend don boxing gloves and punch her in the face, and wet her own pants in order to convince police she had been raped and robbed by a stranger in her home in April.
Police detectives and crime scene investigators spent hundreds of hours on the case until one of Martinez’s prison co-workers came forward to say Martinez had faked the rape in an attempt to convince her husband to move to a safer neighborhood, the Washington Post said.
Her plan failed and she and her husband filed for divorce six-weeks after the alleged rape.
“Martinez, one of her friends and two co-workers eventually told police the whole thing was a setup to convince Martinez’s husband that they needed to move from a blighted, high-crime area three miles north of the state Capitol,” the Washington Post said.