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Northern Cheyenne woman lied about rape at BIA jail


A woman from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation pleaded guilty to making false statements about an alleged rape at a Bureau of Indian Affairs jail.

Jennifer Marie Simpson Woodenlegs, 28, said she was raped multiple times by several officers during several stays at the jail in Lame Deer. But when the investigation turned up inconsistencies, she admitted to lying about the incidents.

Woodenlegs faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced next April.

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Woman admits lying about rape (Gazette News Services 12/15)

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