Breana Harmon Talbott, 19, is facing criminal charges after creating panic in Denison, Texas over her claim that she was kidnapped and gang raped by three black men. She has reportedly admitted to an elaborate hoax, including a staged crime scene and self-inflicted injuries.
After having an argument with her then-fiance over his enlistment in the Army (and their possible move from the area), Breana Talbott was reported missing on March 8, 2017. Samuel Hollingsworth told police Talbott’s vehicle was in the parking lot of the apartment complex “with the vehicle door open, her phone, keys and a shoe nearby.” A huge search was launched. Later that night, Talbott walked into a nearby church covered in blood “wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She told witnesses at the church she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted in the woods behind the church. There were also visible cuts and/or scratches on her body.”
She claims that the men in the SUV not only gang raped her but cut her from head to toe, a allegation than reported on social media by her mother:
The large law enforcement response however led to a great number of questions over her account. They were not able to corroborate a single detail of the attack. She later confessed.
Talbott, a recent graduate of Denison High School and a Denison native, works as a patient care technician at Carrus Speciality and Rehabilitation Hospitals, according to her Facebook page.
Despite the high costs to the police and the community, Talbott was charged only with making a false report to a peace officer, a class B misdemeanor with up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
What do you believe that proper punishment should be?