Woman who Claimed Sexual Assault by Rockaway Borough Police to Enter PTI
April 3, 2012
A 30-year-old woman has been admitted into Morris County’s Pre-Trial Intervention program to resolve a charge that she falsely reported being sexually assaulted by two Rockaway Borough police officers.
Carolyn Jensen, formerly of Park Ridge and now living in Charlotte, N.C., was accepted into PTI by Superior Court Judge Thomas Manahan in Morristown without making any admissions of wrongdoing.
Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Weber said the state decided that PTI was an appropriate disposition after reviewing a psychological report that noted Jensen had a history of alcohol abuse.
Jensen was arrested on charges of drunken and disorderly behavior at a Rockaway bar in 2011 and was taken to police headquarters for processing.
She called her boyfriend for a ride home and afterward claimed that the two male officers who had transported her had sexually assaulted her.
Weber said a lengthy investigation found no evidence to support the allegation.
Under PTI, Jensen will be supervised on probation for one year and must perform 50 hours of community service.
She also must attend Alcoholics Anonymous, Weber said.
If Jensen satisfactorily completes the PTI terms, the charge will be dismissed and she will not have a criminal record.