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Telford women who traded sex for cigarettes accused of filing false rape report because the didn't like it

January 28th, 2010 12:00 am by Rain Smith

Telford women who traded sex for cigarettes accused of filing false rape report because the didn't like it

Jessica Kathleen Alexander, 18, and Tammy Nicole Ortego, 29, have been arrested for allegedly filing a false rape report to police.




TELFORD — Two women from Telford have been arrested for allegedly filing a false report of rape — then later admitting the sex was consensual in exchange for a pack of cigarettes.


One of the women allegedly told police they decided to file the report because they “didn’t enjoy the sex.”


According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the women reported they went outside their home at 255 Browning Road, Telford, when they heard barking dogs. Jessica Kathleen Alexander, 18, and Tammy Nicole Ortego, 29, said two men then threw them to the ground and raped them.


However, police said both women later recanted their original story.


They allegedly admitted they had met a man on a telephone chat line and then met him for sex. In exchange, the man — who police say was previously unknown to the women — gave them one pack of cigarettes.


The WCSO said Alexander advised they filed the report because they “didn’t enjoy the sex.”


Both women were arrested and charged with filing a false police report. Ortego was charged with an additional count of the offense in connection with a report of arson at her home on Nov. 11, 2009. She allegedly admitted to giving false information in that investigation as well.


Ortego was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, while Alexander’s bond was set at $5,000. They are each scheduled for arraignment this morning.


Police say an investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are pending.


 

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