Police: Woman falsely cried rape by cop

JERSEY SHORE – A Cogan House Township woman has been arrested on a charge of falsely accusing a Tiadaghton Valley Regional police officer of raping her, according to county Detective A.E. Diaz Sr.

Frances Jean Black, 52, of 262 1/2 Hughes Road, made the allegation that an officer sexually assaulted her when he took her into custody on Oct. 6 in the 100 block of Shady Acres Lane in Nippenose Township.

An investigation revealed that the accusation was bogus, Diaz said Friday. No information was available on why the woman was being detained on Oct. 6

Black, already on probation for falsely accusing her husband of putting a gun to her head in July, has been arraigned before District Judge Allen P. Page III on one count of false reports to law enforcement, and committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.