Stanford University employee charged for allegedly lying about being raped twice on campus
A 25-year-old Stanford University employee was arrested Wednesday and charged with allegedly lying. Rape on campus twice last year, officials said.
Jennifer Ann Graves of Santa Clara first reported a false sexual assault in August when she told a nurse at Valley Medical Center in San Jose that a man groped her while she was in a campus parking lot. Dragged to the toilet and sexually assaulted. his The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said.
He described the assailant as “black, thin, young, 6-foot, late 20s,” according to the DA’s office.
Prosecutors said that in October she went to Stanford Hospital to undergo another rape examination and told the examining nurse that she was returning to her office from lunch when a man grabbed her arm, forcing her down. He took her to the closet and raped her. He again refused to speak to the police, they said.
Graves also claimed that she became pregnant with twins but miscarried.
“The investigation revealed that she was not pregnant at the time,” the DA’s office said.
Prosecutors said Gray’s two sexual assault test kits were analyzed “rapidly given the extreme public safety risk of a potential sex offender,” adding that the lab results “were not consistent with his story.” “
On both occasions, she signed a consent form acknowledging that the nurse was a mandated reporter who must report the assault to law enforcement and signed the form to receive public funds, prosecutors said. .
Officials did not say how much Griez received, but applicants to the California Victims of Crimes Board can qualify for as much as $70,000, according to the program. Compensation Benefit Reference Guide.
In January, during an interview with a district attorney’s office investigator, Graves is said to have admitted to lying about the rape and wrote an apology letter to the man who was the target of his allegations.
“She stated that she was angry with the victim because she felt he had given her ‘false intent’ and turned her friends against her,” prosecutors said.
Graves was charged with two felony counts of making false crime reports to nurses at two different hospitals and two misdemeanor counts, prosecutors said. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
In a ___ StatementStanford said Graves had been placed on a leave of absence and that the university would “review his employment.”
“These false reports are harmful to the actual survivors of sexual assault and to the members of our community who experienced fear and danger from the reports,” the university said, adding that false sexual assault cases Reports are rare.
“Sexual assault and other sexual crimes are sadly ongoing at Stanford and in our broader society,” the school said. “We remain committed to providing compassionate support to survivors of sexual assault and to preventing these acts from happening in the first place.”
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen called the false rape reports “a rare and deeply devastating crime” and said he feels for those who are falsely accused, the students. who have to watch over their shoulders and “for victims of legitimate sexual abuse. Who wonders if they will be believed.”
Reports of the rape prompted Stanford University police to issue an electronic alert across the campus, leading to Mass fear and protest Hundreds of students marched in October demanding more measures from university authorities to protect students.
Investigators also found that Graves filed a sexual harassment complaint against a male co-worker with the university’s human resources department in March 2022, which the allegation was unfounded, prosecutors said. They said the co-worker accused Griez of the nurses who reported the rape.
Gries is listed on the university’s website as a housing service center supervisor.
In 2016, the university was the center of national attention after a statement on the effects of emotional victimization. Chanel Millerwho was sexually assaulted on campus by a Stanford athlete Brooke Turner, went viral. Turner, a star swimmer, was infamously sentenced to six months last year for sexually assaulting an unconscious Miller.
The sentencing judge was Aaron Persky. Recalled by voters In 2018, the first judge to be recalled to California since 1932.