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A lady who works for Stanford University has been charged with mendacity about being sexually assaulted by Black males on two events final 12 months.
In response to reports, Jennifer Ann Gries was arrested and charged Monday (March 13) with two counts of perjury amongst different offenses by the Santa Clara County District Lawyer’s Workplace. Gries, an worker at Stanford Housing Providers, claimed she was sexually assaulted by a Black man in a storage on campus final August. One other declare adopted this that she was once more attacked by a Black man in a storage closet two months later. Gries would state that the primary assault left her pregnant with twins.
The claims triggered security alerts on a campus-wide degree. Gries had additionally applied to acquire cash from the California Sufferer of Crimes Board (CalVCB), a public fund claiming the assaults compelled her to have a miscarriage. The outcomes from her sexual assault examination kits have been discovered to be inconsistent along with her story, and there was no presence of male DNA present in them.
Cops nonetheless investigated the allegations, which led them to find that the 25-year-old girl had a grudge towards a Black male coworker for “false intention” and made the claims out of anger. Detectives uncovered textual content messages Gries despatched to a different coworker.
“Can’t I simply make his life a dwelling hell myself,” Gries wrote. “I would like to begin standing up for myself…. I’m so aggravated…. I’m developing with a plan. That means he’s shitting his pants for a number of days”. The coworker denied having any sexual or romantic contact with Gries and acknowledged to investigators that he felt “scarred” over the accusations. “That is disgusting. I don’t really feel human. I don’t really feel human in any respect,” he stated.
Gries wrote a letter of apology to the sufferer throughout an interview with an investigator in January of this 12 months. She is presently dealing with incarceration if convicted. “This can be a uncommon and deeply harmful crime,” District Lawyer Jeff Rosen stated within the press launch. “Our hearts exit to the falsely accused. Our hearts exit to college students who needed to look over their shoulders on their solution to class. Our hearts exit to respectable sexual assault victims who surprise if they are going to be believed.”
Stanford College is coping with the aftermath, nonetheless reeling after the notorious case of Brock Turner, a swimmer on the college who solely obtained a six-month sentence in 2016 after sexually assaulting a lady on the campus. Choose Aaron Persky, who handed down the sentence, could be recalled by voters statewide in 2018.