Felony Charges Filed Against Woman Who Alleged Rape Tuesday

Annette C. Brown, 33, of Sandwich, faces three counts of felony disorderly conduct.

The woman who told police a uniformed man raped her in a cornfield at gunpoint has been charged with filing a false police report, authorities said.

Annette C. Brown, 33, of Sandwich, will be taken into custody with a bail of $10,000 when she finishes treatement at an area hospital, according to a news release from the and the . She faces three felonies.

"During the course of the investigation, detectives from the Kendall County Sheriff's Office evaluated the physical evidence recovered during the investigation, photographs, leads developed during the investigation and witness statements, including the initial statements from Brown," the news release states. "After an intensive review of the investigation, detectives determined that the facts of the case were not consistent with Brown's allegations."

Authorities announced Thursday that they did not believe a sexual assault nor a police imposter were involved in an incident.

The woman had told police she was driving on Griswold Springs Road about 0.25 miles west of Little Rock Road when a man driving alone in a blue Ford Crown Victoria pulled her over, according the news release issued Wednesday. After walking to her vehicle, the man pulled a mask over his face, pulled out a handgun and ordered the woman to walk to the cornfield next to the road, the news release stated. There, he beat and sexually assaulted her.

The police were called at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday.


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Kenneth A. Havelka August 10, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I think the woman wants a little attention,what a nut job
David Edelman August 10, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Lets hope for the best for eveyone involved including this young lady. I am really sad about the many crazy remarks made about this case and what people have said about our local law enforcement as well who are often faced with very difficult circumstances and often have a very tough job to do that we all need and should respect. Lets have the facts play out and the legal system do what it is designed to do. In these difficult times especially, we all need to work together and help each other and not be so judgemental when we know little or nothing of the facts that people are faced with today.
Yorkville1 August 10, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Send her away for 90yrs. That is the sentence for 3 class x-felony charges she was willing to send ANY MAN (you or I) away for just to keep her STORY going. If it was you or I that fit her profile we would have to spend thousands of $$ defending ourselves and even then, looked at differently for the rest of our lives!! I hope she lost her lawsuit againt the poor 74yr old woman that she said hit her in the Wal-Mart parking lot back in July. She walked in the back of a car as it was backing out of a parking space. How do you think that 74yr old woman feels!!
Deanna Rust August 10, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I find it disturbing that files have been charged so quickly against this woman. Not every crime scene has evidence otherwise we wouldn't have so many unsolved cases. If this lady did lie and is still being treated at a hospital it would seem she needs some serious help. I'm not sure jail time is the right answer.
Deanna Rust August 10, 2012 at 09:11 PM
A dyslexic moment! *charges have been filed.*
S August 10, 2012 at 09:19 PM
25 years ago I was raped in sandwich. It took over a month to catch him and a year to go to court. The sandwich police stuck by me through the whole thing. Please don't think for one minute that the police don't do there jobs. It might take awhile but they get results. . The girl will pay the price for lieing and hopefully get help too.
Deanna Rust August 10, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I don't think she should get to walk away from this if she did lie. It seems the public jumped the gun and started bashing the police and now I feel like in response the State Attorney may be jumping the gun on this lady. She is wrong for filing the police report, costing taxpayers money, and wasting resources. However, she may need some serious help and that she be looked into before sending her to prison.
Yorkville1 August 10, 2012 at 09:36 PM
It siad in the original report that she was treat AND released from the hospital the same day this happened. I think she thought that if she went back to the hospital, the cops could not GET her for her LIE.
L August 10, 2012 at 11:41 PM
She can get help during the sentencing phase after she is convicted. That's the only way she will get help if she really needs it, I am willing to bet that she will not seek it out on her let alone stay with a program.
Andy Lee August 11, 2012 at 01:41 AM
It in the hands of Kendall County now. Eric Weis will do whatever he can to get a felony conviction and make himself look good. Justice, law,, and what is right are out the window. Say what you want, but the government and Politics will make this call.
J August 11, 2012 at 01:46 AM
It states above "when she finishes treatment" and it was previously stated by the media that she was treated and released for the "assault related injuries"...she may be in for an evaluation not related to the "alleged assault" but for a psychological evalutaion for her accusations...just a thought!
Jason Priegel August 11, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Hmmmm.....a lady with the same name, age and lives in Sandwich was walking in theWalmart parking lot the day before and was treated and released at a local hospital. What a coincidence....
t August 11, 2012 at 03:59 AM
lmao at yorkville 1 its not a class x felony to do a false police report its a felony but not a class x all i can say is i love how people think they know more than what the laws say an i should know i have had many run ins with good old kendall county its punishment enough to be locked up in that jail period!There is a lack of respect in most jails an people who is good are treated pretty crappy so either way lien or not she needs to get help an a cell not gonna give that oh they wont send her to no hospital like you all think she will sit an not get anything by going to jail!!
Jason Priegel August 11, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Sorry...that article was from July....not the day before..
dlm August 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM
You are right on that one. They want convictions and it doesn't matter if you are guilty or not. Tons of taxpayer dollars are spent on prosecuting cases that ultimately get settled just because the accused doesn't want to take their chances with a jury. Once you are arrested, count on $10,000 in legal fees, it's the lawyers that win here.
dlm August 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Our legal system is corrupt, the more publicity the more guilty the accused.
Irena Sendler August 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Wow.....I read this 5 times and it still doesn't make sense..... By your grammar, I'm truly shocked that you are a habitual offender.....
Andy Lee August 11, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Like I said, it is out of our hands now. Eric Weis and all of his cronies will go after a felony conviction to make themselves look good. She probably does need help and there is probably more to the story, but all that is irrelevant as long as Eric and the rest of Kendall County keep getting PAID!
Tina Conley August 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM
They get paid to prosecute crimes. Why would you bash Eric Weis or any law enforcement person for doing their job?
Angela Nelson August 12, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I think that the police issuing a community alert was absolutely the right thing to do...if this story had been true and they hadn't, people would be outraged. I say better safe than sorry! Why on earth would you make up such a thing?! I'll never understand some people.
Angela Nelson August 12, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I don't know about you, but I'm super relieved it's not true!
dlm August 12, 2012 at 07:58 PM
They key word being "crimes". They prosecute anytime they have enough to arrest someone whether they believe a crime was committed or not. Meanwhile the poor person wastes $10K or more defending themself many times for something extremely petty. The public never finds out, most cases get settled.
Andy Lee August 13, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Unfortunatelely they don't always prosecute crimes.
Stephen Alsip August 13, 2012 at 01:00 PM
That is twisted I've seen the blue crown vic she described in plano all the time . It has red lights in the grill and a police spot light on the drivers side ... What a wack job , she definatly needs help to create such crap..... The person or anyone fitting that description would be screwed ..... Some people just blow my mind with there actions .... WOW
Ihaveaname August 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I see 1 exclamation point as the only break in the horrifying comment. It hurts my brain to try and read that one.
Fedup August 15, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I always believe the habitual offender knowing the law better than the judges and/or officers! Tell us how it is T, by the way, don't be late to your remedial reading/writing class tomorrow!! Keep it real dawg!


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