JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) – A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to a year and a half on probation after admitting she falsely accused Illinois State Police of sexually assaulting her during an investigation.
WSIL-TV reports that 44-year-old Dea Ann Thompson of Olive Branch pleaded guilty Tuesday in Union County to one count of disorderly conduct. A judge also ordered her to do public service and get substance abuse and mental health treatment.
State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds says Thompson falsely claimed she was sexually attacked by state police officers during a February investigation. The assault allegation was investigated by the state police and the Union County Sheriff’s Department.