Woman who reported fake police impersonator assault pleads guilty

Heather Speicher

Heather Speicher

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Fort Collins woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a police impersonator earlier this year has agreed to a plea deal that will keep her out of prison.

Heather Speicher, 27, pleaded guilty Friday to Attempting to Influence a Public Servant and False Reporting in exchange for a three-year deferred sentence.

She could have faced two to six years in prison, and still could face prison time if she gets into additional legal trouble.

Speicher told authorities that she was pulled over in her vehicle on the night of Jan. 5 and then assaulted by a man who purported to be a law enforcement officer.

She provided investigators with a detailed description of her make-believe attacker, which led to the release of a composite sketch.

Prosecutors did not explain why Speicher concocted the story.

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