Thursday, April 5, 2012

Investigation shows woman falsely accuses two police officers of sexual assault

Carolyn Jensen was arrested for drunken and disorderly behavior and was taken to police headquarters for processing. She called her boyfriend to come get her, and claimed that the two transporting officers had sexually assaulted her. A lengthy investigation found no evidence to support the allegation.

Jensen has been admitted to a so-called "Pre-Trial Intervention" program, and if she successfully completes it, she'll be free, with no criminal charges on her record. She was accepted to this program by Superior Court Judge Thomas Manahan, with no admission of wrongdoing. The program calls for supervised probation and 50 hours of community service.  Robert Weber, Morris County Assistant Prosecutor, that that PTI was appropriate, after a psychological report noted that Jensen has a history of alcohol abuse.



  1. "A lengthy investigation found no evidence to support the allegation."

    So...they all just had a good laugh about the false allegation? Do lengthy investigations now cost a police nothing?

    Frankly, the drunk and disorderly is far less serious that the false sex assault allegation. If any charge were to be dropped, it should have been the drunk and disorderly in favor of charging her with false reporting to police.

    And, even on the D&D she doesn't admit wrong doing, yet gets only probation and 50 hours CS, and no court ordered substance abuse interdiction counseling as a condition of the Pre-trial Intervention she was allowed to enter into, despite the fact that they obviously knew that she had falsely accused to male police officers? How very generous of the prosecutor and judge.

    Even if a particular false accuser is unlikely to be fully prosecuted (she was just drunk in didn't mean no harm...), it is still important that they be formally charged so that there will be a record of the her (alleged - just to be consistent in that there is no actual conviction) false reporting which will show up should she ever have involvement with police in the future - say, if she ever finds herself in trouble for being drunk and disorderly, or whatnot, and decides that since nothing bad happened last time, she might as well try the false allegation route again.

  2. As one who has typically stood up for police and prosecutors in the venue of FRA’s, it is always troubling to me to have to report on instances in which either, or both, are seriously deficient in the performance of their duties, and innocent people end up suffering because of it.

    Never-the-less, it is important to expose ALL wrongdoing as it regards the falsely accused, therefore, I submit this for consideration:

    Developmentally disabled man freed in long-troubled sex-assault case"

    It seems that in this case, the unfortunate young man was first detained by police simply because he was dressed in dark clothing. From there, a simple mistake was compounded first by the police, and then by prosecutors, who despite not only a lack of evidence, but even evidence that he was not the perpetrator (including non-matching DNA that should have cleared him outright), continued to push for the conviction of a rather obviously innocent man .

    The police took advantage of the man’s anxiety issues to get him to confess to a child molestation and other non-related crimes. Then, as exculpatory evidence mounted – like other perps being identified for the crimes he confessed to, and some one else’s DNA on the victim – the prosecutor continued to push forward, based on the confession he had given under extreme duress.

    The only thing that saved this young falsely accused man was extensive psychological evaluations

    ”Troubled from the start, the case finally collapsed under the weight of a lengthy psychological evaluation showing that Sanchez's overwhelming shyness and anxiety issues — not guilt — caused him to pen the confession that was the prosecution's last remaining evidence against him.

    His family is just relieved that the lengthy potential prison sentence — up to a lifetime — is no longer hanging over Sanchez's head, though it doesn't quite seem real yet.

    His defense attorney, Iris Eytan, said Sanchez's case underscores the need for training for law enforcement officials in how to deal with suspects who have disabilities.”

    Or, it might just mean that there are those in law enforcement who need to be man or woman enough to admit that they’ve been mistaken, rather than act like cowards who would rather see injustice done than have to admit their mistakes.


  4. By gosh you've come a long way my friend.
    Regarding the fellow with the false conviction spoken of on this thread:
    It's not so much the police and prosecutor made a "mistake" it's that they just don't care as long as SomeOne gets convicted?

    This is why VAWA training is so detrimental to due process.
    Only judges,cops,people of high position and the very wealthy appear to have due process and even basic Constitutional rights anymore.
    (caste system)
    Thanks for your work in this field,it is irreplaceable,a HUGE service.

    Love yas in the Christian brotherhood type of manner!

  5. "she'll be free, with no criminal charges on her record"

    Wow, such leniency. How generous. Girl, you'd better be grateful you were born with a pussy.

    Call me a pessimist, but I doubt the outcome would have been the same had she been a man. Is this another "male privilege" that feminists so often whine about? The right to be punished more severely than women just because you were born with a penis?

    This just makes me sick.


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