Michigan coed who made false rape report sentenced to 45 days in jail

The good news is that the serious crime of making a false rape report is being punished. The bad news is that the punishment is a tiny fraction of the potential prison term an innocent man could have faced if convicted based on false testimony.  MLive reports on the case of Delta College student: Despite previously indicating he wouldn't do so, a Bay County judge sent a woman to jail for making up a story about being raped in a Delta College parking lot. Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran on Monday, June 18, sentenced 21-year-old Mary T. Zolkowski to 45 days in jail, with no credit for any time served. Once Zolkowski serves her term, she'll be on probation for two years, during which she is to be tested for drugs and alcohol and participate in substance abuse counseling. The judge also ordered Zolkowski receive a mental health assessment. Sheeran deferred an additional 220 days in jail, meaning Zolkowski will only have to serve them if she violates...(Read Full Post)