Back in March 2017, 19-year-old Breana Rachelle Harmon, filed a report with the Denison, TX police department claiming she was abducted and raped. The woman went into a church wearing a shirt, bra and underwear, and alleged that she was abducted and raped by three Black men.
Harmon told responding police officers that the men had dragged her into the woods behind the church and sexually assaulted her. She claims the men were wearing ski masks while they attacked her. As police began investigating her claims, they realized that every aspect of her allegations were staged.
While police were using dogs to search the area for the suspects, Harmon was taken to Texoma Medical Center where a rape analysis was performed. After testing her clothing and other personal effects, along with several other pieces of evidence, police immediately began to doubt her story.
The Grayson County district attorney, Joe Brown said, “Ms. Harmon was originally arrested for the misdemeanor offense of False Report to a Peace Officer. That charge was a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. However, the more we have looked at what happened in this case, and considered the harm it caused, and certainly could have caused, we believe what she did fits the elements of these higher charges. What she did was very serious, and we believe it was felony conduct.”
Harmon is now facing two counts of third degree tampering with physical evidence, a third degree felony, as it relates to a sexual assault hoax. She could face 10 years in jail for each of these counts. In addition, she was charged with two counts of tampering with a government record. These charges relate directly to the false statements she gave to police, which caused reports to be falsified.