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APD: Woman arrested for allegedly lying about being raped

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -Police say an Alexandria woman has been arrested for allegedly fabricating a story that she was raped.

Alexandria police said they have arrested 49-year-old Vanessa S. Pierce for allegedly lying to authorities about being raped.

Officers were dispatched to a residence on Hardtner Street on Monday around 5:32 p.m.  Pierce reported that she was the victim of rape. Detectives were called in to assist.  A suspect had been detained, but further investigation found that Pierce had given false information, according to APD.

Pierce was charged with one count of injuring public record. The detained suspect was released.

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