DENVER -- She said a police officer sexually assaulted her. Now, after a thorough investigation that cleared the officer’s name, she is the one doing jail time.
Twenty-four-year-old Bianca Carreras was sentenced Thursday to 10 days in county jail for false reporting to authorities.
She originally claimed in November 2012 that Sgt. Lex Jorge had sexually assaulted her when he took her to a detox center.
Eventually, a Denver Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau investigation cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. Jorge read a statement at Thursday’s sentencing, talking about losing his badge during the investigation and having to face his wife and children.
While responding to a disturbance call, Sgt. Jorge suspected that Carreras had too much to drink and he drove her to a Denver detox unit. Carreras reported the officer sexually assaulted her during that time.
He denied it all along, even submitting his own underwear to Denver Police internal affairs investigators. She ended up admitting she lied about it.
It doesn't change the damage already done to the officer, and the difficulty the situation created when he had to face his wife and children with the false accusation.
As part of her sentence, Carreras must also submit to a mental health evaluation.