This photo provided by the Sacramento Police Dept. shows Laurie Ann Martinez. Martinez has been charged with faking her own rape in an unsuccessful bid to persuade her husband to move to a safer neighborhood in Sacramento, Calif. Martinez, 36, is accused of conspiring with a friend to create the appearance that she was beaten, robbed and raped in her home in April, according to the charges filed by the Sacramento District Attorney. Martinez, who is a psychologist for he California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and her husband filed for divorce in May, six weeks after the April 10 incident. ((AP Photo/Sacramento Police Dept.))
The Denver Post reports:
She split her own lip with a pin, scraped her knuckles with sandpaper and had her friend punch her in the face. Investigators say she even ripped open her blouse, then wet her pants to give the appearance she had been knocked unconscious.
But it was all part of what authorities said Friday was an elaborate hoax by the woman to convince her husband she was raped so they could move to a safer neighborhood.
Charges filed by the Sacramento County district attorney allege Laurie Ann Martinez, a prison psychologist, conspired with the friend to create the appearance that she was beaten, robbed and raped by a stranger in April in her Sacramento home.
Martinez, her friend 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.
Victim-feminists delight in the rhetorical question, why a woman should make false accusations of rape, and utter absurdities like women don’t lie about rape. From the myriad of reasons this psychologist’s one stands out as original in the circumstances, yet reveals the common and ordinary: to get her will.
But have pity with her, she will plead she was in a state of chronic fear – of being raped by some thug from her high-crime neighborhood.
A prison psychologist! The term is about to get a new definition, if the court does its duty.
Now if I was her I would come up with a story of having been sexually harassed – no, threatened – by the inmates and by some staff members as well, day after day, a tormenting experience inducing trauma, anxiety and depression, not to speak of an hostile environment in the workplace. A living hell she could not escape because of learned helplessness. She is an emotionally battered woman, your honor!