Probation Extended For Rusk County Woman
A Rusk County woman, who falsely reported a rape in 2006, had the terms of her probation changed Wednesday by a judge.
Amanda G. Jimerson pleaded guilty in 2007 to tampering with and fabricating physical evidence, a third-degree felony, for which she was given deferred adjudication probation, according to a news release issued by the Rusk County District Attorney's Office.
The charge stemmed from a rape allegation she made to authorities and a staged crime scene "all in an effort to divert attention from her own unfaithfulness," according to the release.
The man Mrs. Jimerson accused told authorities the two had consensual sex "all the time," investigators told the
Tyler Morning Telegraph
"As a result, an innocent man was jailed for about 20 days until Mrs. Jimerson's lies were exposed," according to the release.
The court sentenced her to serve seven years probation for the third-degree felony charge, according to the release.
On Wednesday, Mrs. Jimerson's probation was increased to 10 years after pleading true to "allegations that she failed to timely pay fines, fees and restitution as ordered by the court," according to the release. She also failed to report regularly to her probation officer through mail from 2008 until 2011, according to the release.
Those fines, according to the release, were not paid until a court order was issued to revoke her probation for non-payment, according to the release.
A jail sentence was not imposed by the court because her attorney "pointed out that ... her youngest child was very ill and would suffer if her mother was sent to the penitentiary," according to the release.
The court did order that Mrs. Jimerson serve 12 weekends incarcerated on top of the extended probation, according to the release.