A Florida woman’s false claim of rape eventually ended with the death of her neighbor, Australia’s 9News reported this week.
Brittany Sorey told authorities that a Hispanic man forced his way inside her Largo-area apartment and raped her at threat of a box cutter, though she would later confess that the entire encounter was fabricated.
“She alleged a man of Hispanic appearance forced his way in and used a broken broom handle and a box cutter to ‘vaginally penetrate her’ according to a police report,” relayed 9News. Sorey, 30, later reiterated the lie when pressed by detectives.
Sorey made the claim of rape when she and her husband Gerald were behind in their rent and had been notified that they were to be evicted. After reporting the fake attack, Sorey, her husband, and her five children vacated the premises and a male friend moved into the apartment.
Then, when a former neighbor knocked on the door of the new tenant, looking for money he was owed from the Sorey family, the accuser stuck to her fake-rape claim and things turned deadly:
On May 10, the friend was at the apartment when a neighbour who Sorey allegedly owes money to started banging on the front door, unaware Sorey and her husband had moved out.
Sorey’s friend then called her to tell her what was happening and she told him the person knocking on the door sounded like the man who sexually assaulted her, according to a police report.
The friend then exited the apartment to try and take a photo of the man banging on the front door when the neighbour reportedly attacked him.
During the confrontation, the friend killed the neighbour, claiming self-defence.
During the investigation into Sorey’s neighbor’s death, the women finally admitted that her story of rape was a hoax; she’s since been charged with making a false report to police.
Last month, a false accusation of sexual assault from a 16-year-old girl in Utah resulted in the death of a 62-year-old man named Michael Fife. As previously reported by The Daily Wire, the unnamed teen told her 17-year-old brother that Fife sexually assaulted her on Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) bus. The brother then tracked down Fife and physically attacked him when he got off the bus; wounds from the altercation left him dead. But according to the Logan Police Department, reviewed surveillance footage from the bus revealed that the alleged assault never happened.
“On April 23, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm a 16-year-old female reported being sexually assaulted by a 62-year-old male while on the CVTD bus. The man was later identified as Michael Fife. The female immediately called her 17-year-old brother and told him of the sexual assault. Minutes later, the female’s 17-year-old brother located Mr. Fife getting off the bus near 300 South 100 West, in Logan,” a press release from the Logan City Police Department said. “The brother ran towards Mr. Fife and assaulted him. Mr. Fife fell to the sidewalk and suffered head injuries. Mr. Fife was left unconscious, lying on the sidewalk, while his assailant fled the scene on foot.”
The press release noted that “Logan Police detectives reviewed the video footage of the alleged sexual assault. The video showed Mr. Fife walking past the girl, but no sexual assault occurred.”
Fife passed from his injuries on April 27.