Marley Barberian, a 23-year-old Florida woman arrested on suspicions of shoplifting, alleged that a police officer raped her during an arrest that took place earlier this year.
In-car video from the deputy's vehicle says otherwise, according to WPEC-TV.
What are the details?
Barberian said that the male Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy groped her during a pat-down at a local Target store.
When Barberian was taken into custody and booked, she reportedly told the intake nurse that the deputy forced his service weapon into her mouth, raping her before dropping her off at the jail.
The station reported that Barberian provided a sworn statement about the purported rape that allegedly took place after Barberian and the officer left Target.
According to Barberian, the officer took her to nearby Greenacres Police Department to pick up paperwork. The officer gathered the papers and pulled over on the side of the road to fill them out, she said.
That's when the officer reportedly raped her.
In her statement, Barberian described the officer as a white male with green eyes and little or no hair.
So what did investigators turn up?
Investigators looked into Barberian's allegations and found that her story was problematic on several levels.
First, investigators discovered that it was a female deputy who patted Barberian down during the Target stop.
Second, after reviewing the officer's in-car video surveillance, the male deputy in question did indeed stop at the Greenacres Police Department — but it was to drop Barberian off. The investigators noted that the deputy made no stops along the way between Target and the Greenacres Police Department.
A female deputy arrived at the Greenacres Police Department and took custody of Barberian. The female deputy then booked Barberian into the Palm Beach County jail.
Barberian has been charged with perjury, false report of sexual battery, and false report of crime.
At the time of this writing, Barberbian remains in jail on a $3,000 bond.