TBI: Kingsport Woman Indicted, Accused of Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

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Authorities have indicted a Kingsport woman on charges of falsely reporting a sexual assault incident, according to a press release.

In January, at the request of Second District Attorney General Barry Staubus, TBI special agents began investigating an allegation of sexual assault against a corrections officer, the press release said.

Shauna Jones, 30 reported that the officer sexually assaulted her in April 2018, while she was an inmate at the Sullivan County Jail, the press release said.

The investigation revealed that the incident did not occur.

“Last week, the Sullivan County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jones with one count of False Reporting,” according to the press release.

On Wednesday, she was arrested and booked into the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

According to an American Spectator column last fall, the mantra that women never lie about sexual abuse is false. The column referenced the #MeToo movement and the “Believe Women” battle cry.

“The left found this slogan useful in serving its latest political purpose: an attempted takedown of Brett Kavanaugh,” said columnist Paul Kengor.

“According to the new mantra, women never lie about sexual abuse, and thus anything and everything that Christine Blasey Ford alleged of Brett Kavanaugh was, ipso facto, accurate. Every charge she leveled must be believed, because women do not lie about sexual assault.”

Reason.com, meanwhile, said “false accusations may not be common, but they do happen.”

“To pretend otherwise, as fourth-wave feminism’s believe-all-victims mantra demands, is to ignore a large number of cases involving young people—often young black men—wrongly accused of sexual misconduct,” the website reported.

The website profiled a case out of Pittsburgh in which a former male student was forced out of school—and investigated for sexual assault—after female students falsely accused him of assault.

“The girls—dubbed “mean girls” in the lawsuit, a reference to the 2004 Lindsay Lohan film—admitted on tape that they made up the assault story. One said, ‘I just don’t like him” and “[I] would do anything to get him expelled,’ according to The Toronto Sun.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]







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