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Woman charged after admitting sexual assault was part of ‘rape fantasy’

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Stu Hirsch
The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind.

ANDERSON — A young Pendleton woman who reported to police on July 3 that a young man sexually assaulted her while jogging at Mounds State Park was actually participating in a rape fantasy, Sheriff Scott Mellinger said Monday.

As a result, 19-year-old Marguerite “Maggie” Wallace was arrested and charged with one count of Class A misdemeanor false informing and is being held at the Madison County Jail on $3,000 bond, Mellinger said.

“Maggie Wallace initially denied the new information but ultimately admitted she didn’t tell investigators the truth when she filed a report of being sexually assaulted,” Mellinger said.

That new information came to light Monday.

Using credit card information, Madison County Sheriff’s Department investigators tracked down a 17-year-old Indianapolis male teenager who told them he met Wallace through an application called “whisper,” a social media site where participants usually communicate anonymously.

“The juvenile claimed he responded to a post from the female who was looking for someone to fulfill a ‘rape fantasy,’ ” Mellinger said.

The teen told investigators he had conversations with Wallace and they agreed to meet at the state park in Anderson.

The young man, who cooperated with investigators, saved screenshots on his phone of his conversations with Wallace, which confirmed his version of the events that occurred at Mounds State Park, Mellinger said.

Wallace initially told police a man sneaked up behind her while jogging, grabbed her and forced her to the ground.

But Wallace said she fought back by punching and scratching the man in the face.

A person nearby who witnessed the attack ran over to help and called 911.

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