Texas woman Breana Harmon raised several alarms back in March when she claimed a trio of masked Black men raped her, which she later admitted was all a lie. This week, Harmon was indicted on putting forth the false charges.
Harmon, now 19, was 18 at the time of the incident back in March when she ran into a Texas church claiming two masked men raped her while a third man held her down. This set off a series of bells in Grayson County while authorities launched a deeper investigation. The many moving parts of the story have been in development and culminated into a Wednesday (July 26) indictment.
Herald Democrat writes:
A Grayson County grand jury indicted Breana Rachelle Harmon, 19, of Pottsboro on four charges, including three felonies, Wednesday related to false reports of kidnapping and sexual assault she made earlier this year in Denison. In March, Denison police arrested Harmon after she allegedly admitted to fabricating a story regarding her kidnapping and rape by three black men.
An indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt.
“Ms. Harmon was originally arrested for the misdemeanor offense of false report to a peace officer,” Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said in a press release Wednesday. “However, the more we have looked at what happened in this case, and considered the harm it caused, and certainly could have caused, we believe what she did fits these higher charges. What she did was very serious, and we believe it was felony conduct.”
In addition to the criminal charges, the Denison Police Department is seeking $8,000 in restitution related to the case, Denison Police Department officials said Wednesday.
Harmon faces charges of two counts of third-degree felony tampering with physical evidence and a third-degree felony count of tampering with a government record. The fourth potential charge is a state-jail felony count of tampering with a government record.