A South Dakota girl recounted a harrowing crime to Florida 911 operators by way of tears final week — saying she was shoved at the back of a automobile, tied up and raped.
Deputies rapidly moved to seek out an alleged rapist however quickly discovered the lady was mendacity, authorities mentioned. She’s now taking a look at jail time for benefiting from legislation enforcement.
Renee Daybreak Skoglund, a 30-year-old from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, faces fees of misuse of a 911 system, false report of against the law, and fabricating bodily proof. She was arrested Monday and stays in a South Dakota jail, awaiting extradition to Florida.
On March 8, Skoglund known as 911 and instructed Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies concerning the alleged sexual assault. Whereas on Interstate 75, she thought she heard a noise coming from her rental automobile, like a flat tire, and pulled over to test.
That’s when a darkish automobile stopped behind her and an unidentified man received out, she instructed the operator within the 911 name. Allegedly, the person shoved her at the back of the rental automobile, blindfolded her, tied rope round her fingers and toes — then raped her.
Deputies discovered the rope within the space she talked about and discovered it was offered at Walmart. After going to a number of Walmart shops, detectives discovered video of Skoglund shopping for the rope eight hours earlier than the assault.
After this discovery, detectives discovered extra video of Skoglund somewhere else across the time of the assault, refuting her preliminary statements, deputies mentioned.
When Skoglund returned to South Dakota, she additionally reported the rape to Sioux Falls Police Division to get medical consideration. Authorities instructed her what they discovered of their investigation and deputies say she finally confessed to fabricating the entire crime.
“We’re dedicated to dedicating important sources to investigating any crime. I’m outraged by this lie, and I hope that anybody who believes it’s okay to falsify a report realizes the severity of their actions,” Chronister mentioned. “I’d prefer to thank the Sioux Falls Police division and the State Lawyer’s Workplace for his or her help on this case.”