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Fayetteville woman accused of false rape report

Posted January 17, 2012

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— Cumberland County authorities have charged a Fayetteville woman with filing a false rape report.

Autum Michelle Hobbs, 21, of the 4100 block of Jody Circle, was arrested Monday and released on bond.

Hobbs told investigators that three men kidnapped her on Dec. 30 as she walked along Cumberland Road, authorities said. She said she was held against her will for five to six hours and was bound, threatened, beaten and raped before being dropped off at a different location.

Investigators determined that no abduction or attack occurred. Instead, they said, Hobbs was at a local bar with a female friend on Dec. 30 when a fight broke out, and both women were forced to leave the premises.


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  • jenjengirl89 Jan 19, 2012

    RaleighMan "Just more proof that society had made it too easy for dumb people to reproduce."

    Please tell us that you're joking here so we won't worry about you being in the gene pool yourself. Or do you actually believe that "society" has something to do with reproduction?

  • jjbova Jan 18, 2012

    There could be alot more to this story than what is reported. Yes she was wrong, and I am sure will be punished, however she didn't file the report against anyone in specific, so no one's Reputation was hurt. I am not saying what she did was right, and yes, women sometimes abuse the right to claim "rape", but there may be alot more to this story than what is reported in the news.

  • Rico Jan 18, 2012

    Sad thing is ..what if it really happens to her in the future?

  • brmyspots Jan 17, 2012

    All you men happy now that her mugshot is up? Anybody that makes up charges should be sentenced by the same guidelines as the person who commits the crime.

  • RonnieR Jan 17, 2012

    Sounds as if the investigators did their job. I always found it was good to look at a rape complaint with a jaundiced eye. It is a most serious charge, that is why most magistrates will not issue a warrant on the just the word of the self proclaimed victim without an investigation by LEOs 6 ways from Sunday.

  • RaleighMan Jan 17, 2012

    She must be related to my ex. Pathological liar and makes up kidnapping stories to explain why she disappeared for 8 hours at a concert b/c she was blacked out. Classy women...classy.

    Just more proof that society had made it too easy for dumb people to reproduce.

  • gman007 Jan 17, 2012

    Whoever gets the 'scoop', gets the story and all the little goodies that go with it. All the other networks get to do is report bits and pieces of the 'initial' story. At least, that's what I've heard.

  • hunter38 Jan 17, 2012

    of course ABC 11 has the picture.... mugshot that is

    Lol....WRAL will have it posted Friday

  • promethazine codeine lover Jan 17, 2012

    of course ABC 11 has the picture.... mugshot that is.

  • unouwntamb Jan 17, 2012

    KermitDFrog...I looked her up on facebook. You can make your own conclusion form her picture.