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19-Year-Old Woman Jailed For Making False Rape Report

19-Year-Old Woman Jailed For Making False Rape Report

CREATED Jul 10, 2014

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A 19-year-old Putnam County woman has been arrested for making a false rape report.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Lacee Nicole Smith, of Cookeville, has been charged with one count of False Reporting.

The TBI said Smith told her boyfriend she had been raped while in custody at the Putnam County Jail while serving time for a DUI charge. The boyfriend later reported the accusation to authorities.

During the course of an investigation, agents reviewed the jail’s surveillance videos and reported she was not raped.

Investigators said Smith later admitted to fabricating the story in an attempt to gain attention from her boyfriend.

Smith was arrested Thursday, at her Rocky Point Road home. She was booked into the Putnam County Jail and later released on $2,500 bond.