A woman from Keene, New Hampshire, allegedly used makeup to create fake bruises on her face and body and then told police she was assaulted on a date.
Emily Elliot, who also goes by the name Emily Glover, claimed she was assaulted on July 28, according to a press release on the Keene Police Department’s Facebook page.
The accused man came to the police station on Aug. 2 to deny any involvement in the attack.
Elliot told the police that when she would not let him inside her home at the end of a date, he beat her face and body. She posted pictures of her alleged injuries to her Facebook page, according to the press release.
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But after an investigation into the assault, police concluded that Elliot lied.
The man she accused of assaulting her was at work that evening, providing him an alibi that others corroborated.
The bruises on Elliot’s body are believed to have been created with makeup, according to the investigating officer.
A doctor with the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s office reviewed Elliot’s account of what happened and the photos on Facebook, and concluded that the bruising was inconsistent with her story.
Elliott is now facing one count of false report to law enforcement. If she is found guilty and it is treated as a misdemeanor offense, she could serve up to one year in jail and have to pay a $2,000 fine, according to Missing Kids.
She was released on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 4.