ARGYLE -- A 42-year-old local woman was charged Tuesday with falsely reporting that a stranger raped her Aug. 17 in her Cossayuna Lake apartment.
Michelle R. Kidd contacted investigators, said she could positively identify her attacker, and pointed out a local resident whom she did not know, police said.
Later, she admitted she made up the story, citing personal reasons that she could not readily explain, police said.
State Police at Greenwich charged her with misdemeanors for third-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false written statement.
She was issued an appearance ticket for Argyle Town Court.