Michigan Woman Who Lied, Saying 4 Black Men Kidnapped, Raped Her, Receives Prison Time After Failed Escape

Leiha Ann-Sue Artman (Muskegon, Mich., Jail)

You’d think that lying about being kidnapped and raped by four black men, and then only receiving a year in fake “jail” for the fabricated story, would have been more than enough reason for Leiha Ann-Sue Artman to get her life together. But apparently it wasn’t, because she’s been sentenced to an additional 13 months to four years in prison for resisting and obstructing police.

In 2016, Artman concocted the kidnapping story that included her being thrown into the trunk of a car and raped, and her boyfriend even received fake text messages demanding a ransom. She was then sentenced to a year in an alternative jail program. Well, now she’s heading to the big pokey, according to MLive.

Artman apparently violated the alternative jail’s parole orders and was taken into custody. But during an October hospital visit under police supervision, Artman tried to make a run for it.

“Ms. Leiha Ann-Sue Artman was transported from the Muskegon County Jail to Hackley Hospital based upon information provided by her indicating that she may have been sexually assaulted prior to arriving at the jail,” Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Maat explained.

Of course, Artman’s escape was foiled, and now the 27-year-old says that her life and drug addiction are spiraling out of control.

Read more at MLive.

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