NY woman charged for allegedly fabricating rape story
A Fredonia, N.Y., woman faces a false report charge for allegedly drumming up rape allegations to cover an affair.
Stephanie A. Kicak, 20, of Wisteria Drive, was charged by City of Warren police on Thursday.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kicak reported to police back in June that she was raped at Point Park while in town visiting her mother.
Police responded to Warren General Hospital where they spoke with her.
Kicak, per the affidavit, told police that went for a walk and “ended up at the Warren Recreational Pool and was going to sit down at the pavilion located in the parking lot.”
She allegedly told police a male was in the pavilion that she did not see because it was dark.
“The unknown male,” police detail, “produced a knife and ordered her to walk into the wooded area behind the pavilion” and “pushed her to the ground and took her pants and underwear off” prior to the alleged assault, which Kicak said per police “didn’t last long, because the suspect got distracted and he left.”
Police say Kicak provided a description of the male and police arranged with the FBI to have a composite sketch completed as well as a rape kit which was sent to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab.
“The alleged victim continued to proclaim that the suspect was unknown to her and the sexual acts were unconsensual,” police detail.
Police undertook further investigation and “obtained some leads on an alleged suspect.” That subject was identified and that person’s image matched the composite sketch from the FBI. The possible suspect’s DNA was also discovered as a result of the rape kit submitted to the crime lab.
That individual was called in for an interview and “denied the sexual contact was nonconsensual” and provided Facebook messages as evidence.
On Wednesday, police with a representative from the Warren County District Attorney’s Office interviewed Kicak at the City of Warren police station. Police detail in the affidavit that they showed her “a position of the evidence, which revealed that she knew the alleged suspect in this case.”
Kicak “finally admitted that she had lied about the rape and the sex was consensual,” police say in the criminal complaint.
A source told the Times Observer that Kicak fabricated the rape allegation to cover an affair she had with the person police identified as the suspect.
Police charged Kicak with a misdemeanor count of false reports — falsely incriminate another.
Online court records do not indicate that a preliminary hearing date has yet been set.