Police allege Folsom prison psychologist staged fake rape attack - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News
Sacramento police responded to a 911 call from the Martinez home on Norgard Court last April and found Laurie Ann Martinez lying on the floor, crying hysterically.
Her shirt was ripped open, her lip split, her knuckles scraped. She told officers she had come home to find a strange man who knocked her unconscious, raped her and robbed her. She went with them to the hospital for an evidentiary exam.
It was, police allege, all a lie - one concocted to persuade her husband to move to another neighborhood.
On Monday, officers arrested the 36-year-old Martinez - a licensed psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - on suspicion of two counts of criminal conspiracy, according to authorities.
In court documents, police detectives and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office allege that Martinez, with the help of friend Nicole April Snyder, staged the entire scene.
Martinez used sandpaper to scuff up her hands, a pin to cut her lip, they allege. She reportedly ripped open her shirt to expose her breasts and urinated on herself to convince officers she had been knocked out.
Snyder, now 33, used boxing gloves, purchased at the direction of Martinez, to rough up her friend’s face, according to the documents. And then she hid in her own home items that Martinez would later tell police had been stolen, including two laptop computers, her purse and an Xbox, the documents state.