Teen Gets Jail Time And Probation For False Rape Claim
A Lake Arthur teenager has been ordered to serve two years of probation and serve 90 days after she pleaded guilty Sept. 7 in state court to falsely accusing a police officer of raping her.
18-year-old Meghan Franks must serve 90 days in the parish jail and pay a $1,140 fine plus court costs.
District Attorney Michael Cassidy says all fines and costs must be paid within the first 18 months of probation.
Cassidy says Franks must admit herself to a mental health treatment facility for examination of her self-esteem and follow any recommendations and avoid further criminal trouble.
He says the district attorney's office recommended the sentencing based on Franks' age and the fact that she admitted her actions when confronted.