QUEENSBURY — A Johnsburg woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly falsely claiming she was forcibly raped in a dormitory at SUNY Adirondack earlier this month, police said.
Nikole P. Tucker, 20, was charged with misdemeanor counts of falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false written statement in connection with a Dec. 16 report that a man raped her in her room at the Queensbury college campus, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
Police said Tucker claimed that a man forcibly raped her, but the Sheriff's Office determined she fabricated the report after confronting her about text message conversations with the man whom she accused.
The two had met through an online dating website, and he is not a student at the college. Tucker admitted she made a false report when confronted with evidence that belied her claims, authorities said.
Tucker became upset with the man after they had a consensual sexual encounter, and made the rape report, police said.
She was released pending prosecution in Queensbury Town Court. Her status with the college was unclear Friday, as the school was closed for winter break.
Sheriff's Officer J.C. Kearns and Investigator Jason Palmer handled the case, assisted by SUNY Adirondack Public Safety.