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Texas teen who ran into church naked pleads guilty to gang rape hoax

February 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas teen who ran into church naked pleads guilty to gang rape hoax

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A teenager in Texas who ran half-naked into a church alleging that she was sexually assaulted entered a guilty plea for what was determined
to be an intricate gang rape hoax.

On Thursday, 19-year-old Breana Harmon, accepted a plea deal to charges of tampering with evidence and government documents, both of which are felonies, stemming back to the March 2017 incident, according to the Sherman Herald Democrat.

“She’s remorseful for what she did and what she said, and that’s why she decided to plead guilty,” Harmon’s lawyer Bob Jarvis said.

Law enforcement officials indicated that the teen filed a false police report in March 2017 maintaining that she was kidnapped and raped behind a church in Denison, Texas.

Harmon, who was 18-years-old at the time, showed up at the church covered in blood and wearing just a shirt, bra and underwear. Church attendees told investigators that she said three black men brought her into the woods and raped her.

According to the Herald Democrat, she later told detectives that a black man wearing a ski mask held her down while the other two sexually assaulted her.

Harmon was taken to a hospital for examination, where doctors determined that she didn’t sustain any injuries that supported her claims.

Unable to verify her story, police confronted Harmon, and she confessed to the rape hoax.

She told authorities that she was in a fight with her fiancé that led her to go into the woods and cut herself. After being scared of her what her family would say, Harmon said that she didn’t correct the people who found her covered in blood and asked if she was sexually assaulted.

Her attorneys said that her “unusual” history might have prompted her to stage the incident.

“I don’t want to try the case in the paper,” Jarvis said to the Sherman Herald Democrat. “Let’s say she has some unusual circumstances that they’ll be interested to hear about.”

Her sentencing has been scheduled for March 20th.

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