A Hamden teenager is accused of making false sex assault allegations to police departments all over the state.
Tatyana Gable, 18, of Whitney Avenue, was arrested by Trumbull police and charged Friday with making a false statement, interfering with police and second-degree making a false statement.
“The allegations are unsettling,” said Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Tatiana Messina during Gable’s arraignment hearing Friday afternoon.
Messina said Gable is accused of making false sex assault allegations in New Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Southington, Middletown and Meriden.
“This alleged conduct is serious, to say the least,” Superior Court Judge Eugene Calistro agreed, ordering Gable held in lieu of $7,500 bond.
Police said that in August they were called to the Trumbull mall for a complaint of a sexual assault. When officers got there, police said, they were met by Gable, who told them that her 18-year-old friend had been sexually assaulted in a car in the mall parking lot.
Gable said she and her friend, who police said they expect to arrest, told officers they had contacted a man on the “Meet Me” app who had agreed to meet them in the mall parking lot. He had then sexually assaulted the girl, police said Gable told them.
Police said when they later contacted the man accused of the assault he denied sexually assaulting the teen.
Police said they took the two teens to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where the alleged victim was examined for a sexual assault. Later, while the alleged victim was alone with officers, police said, she admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted. She claimed Gable had convinced her to make the false claim.
Police said they were later contacted by Meriden police, who said they were investigating Gable for allegedly making three false sex assault claims to that department.
Later, police said, they contacted Gable’s mother, who told them her daughter has been making up allegations of abuse ever since she was in foster care.
“She tried to get people in trouble,” police said the mother told them.