Woman ordered to trial on false rape report

A Michigan woman accused of faking a sexual assault was ordered to stand trial on charges of making a false report of rape and tampering with evidence after a doctor said her purported bruises faded after he wiped them with gauze.
AP Wire
Jun 19, 2013


Sara Ylen accused two men of sexual assault at her Lexington home last September, saying she was taking a nap when she was bound and raped. But authorities say the attack didn't happen.

Ylen is also accused of lying about having cancer in a separate case in Sanilac County. She's charged with fraud for allegedly tricking an insurance company and sympathetic supporters. A probable cause hearing is set for July 9

In the rape case in neighboring St. Clair County, Prosecutor Suzette Samuels presented five witnesses, but said she could have summoned 30 more to buttress her allegations.

Ylen, 38, went to police eight days after the purported attack and was subsequently examined by Dr. William Starbird. He testified that he cleaned what appeared to be lacerations and bruises on her face with gauze.

"The bruising started to disappear," Starbird testified.

He said he later found a discarded makeup compact in the exam room.

District Judge John Monaghan said Tuesday there was enough evidence to send the case to trial in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Ylen's credibility has been questioned before. James Grissom, convicted in 2003 of raping her, was released last fall after nearly 10 years in prison. He was granted a new trial after authorities learned that Ylen had made false allegations of rape in California, information that wasn't shared with Grissom's trial attorney.

The St. Clair County prosecutor declined to put him on trial again.



put her in jail for as long as a conivicted rapeist.

Vast Right Wing...

This isn't her first time claiming rape; the last time an innocent man spent almost 10 years in prison. Put her away and throw away the key.


Talk about a walking, talking nightmare. How is it she didn't suffer charges from the first, if it was the first, false rape charge involving James Grissom? I hope he is suing her in civil court for serving 10 years on a lie.
How does a person claim cancer, receive money from insurance and supporters and not go to jail? Yet to be determined I guess, I still think court ordered psychiatric care is in order.
Now she claims two men raped her, probably because they wouldn't "date" her, and that never happened. She is a pathological liar and needs to be kept under supervised care on the short term, and never believed no matter what on the long term.
It's bad enough we have to deal with actual scum rapists without having to endure the guess work needed because some, I said some, women feel the need to lie about it.


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