Michigan woman who lied about being raped on campus was sentenced to a term of imprisonment

A Michigan woman who lied about being raped on a college campus was sentenced to 45 days in prison on Monday.


A Michigan woman who lied about being raped on campus was sentenced to a term of imprisonment on Monday.

Mary Zolkowski, 21, was sentenced to 45 days in prison after pleading guilty to fabricating a story about sexually assaulted in a parking lot at Delta College in Bay County, reported.

Judge Joseph Sheeran, who also ordered the wife to receive a psychiatric assessment, not Zolwolski credit previous time served.

Sheeran deferred that women have an extra 220 days in the prison, where they only have to serve if they violate probation, according to the news outlet. They will have a probationary period of two years after her imprisonment. Zolwolski will also need to be tested for drugs and alcohol and participate in substance abuse counseling.


In March, Zolwolski allegedly admitted to making the alleged rape, telling the court: “I called Delta College and mistakenly reported the rape on their campus. My mother made the first call, and I took the phone and continued with the report.”

The woman told her mother she was raped in a back parking lot, but never named as suspects. She said that she was “attacked previously, not in the Delta of the campus,” and “was ashamed of the circumstances of that.”

Zolkowski initially gave conflicting reports of what she claimed happened at the school.

She reportedly told the police that she was on her way to her car when a man grabbed her from behind and raped her without a condom while her face and throat, and said that she only saw the man’s hands, and he fled in a car before she could see his face.

Zolkowski refused a physical examination after the alleged incident, the news outlet reported in August 2017.

When investigators met with her a second time, Zolkowski reportedly said the suspect was a well known and she was raped in an apartment.

The student at the time apologized for her confusion, she didn’t want to report the incident. In a third interview with the police, Zolkowski allegedly changed her story again, telling police she wanted to tell the suspect to stop during the sex, but it ended before she was able to do this.

Zolkowski, who pleaded guilty to making a false report of a crime, that allows up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

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