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Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:22

Sara Ylen found GUILTY of a false report of rape and tampering with evidence

(PORT HURON) -- A Lexington woman charged with falsely accusing two men of rape has been found guilty. Sara Ylen was convicted of making a false report of rape and tampering with evidence Thursday stemming from an alleged attack by two men last September. The jury took about half an hour to deliberate after closing arguments. Ylen declined to testify at the trial in Port Huron. Her bond was revoked and she was taken into police custody. Sentencing has been scheduled for January 17 at 2 p.m.

Ylen has talked publicly about being a rape victim after a jury in 2003 convicted a man of sexually assaulting her. James Grissom served about a decade in prison before his conviction was overturned based on Ylen's credibility. Grissom was in the courtroom gallery each day of the trial.  

In a separate case, Ylen is charged with four counts of false pretense, using a computer to commit a crime and health care fraud. She's accused of deceiving a hospice service and many supporters into believing she had cancer for years. Her final pretrial conference in Sanilac County Circuit Court is set for January 27, 2014 with a trial date tentatively scheduled for February 4.