Surprise woman arrested after false report of kidnapping, rapePosted: Updated:
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- A Surprise woman was arrested for false reporting and conspiracy after she claimed she was kidnapped and raped, but it turns out she was mad at her ex-boyfriend.
On June 5, Karyn Godfrey, 33, and her then-boyfriend, Devin Ficklin, 18, reported her vehicle stolen after police found it had been driven into a wall at an apartment community near Bullard Avenue and Greenway Road in Surprise.
According to Sgt. Mark Ortega with the Surprise Police Department, Godfrey contacted police four days later and told them that her report of the stolen vehicle was false.
Godfrey also said that Ficklin had forced his way into her home at gunpoint, raped her then forced her and her 3-year-old son into her car. She said that Ficklin then crashed into the wall on Greenway Road and forced her at gunpoint to report the vehicle stolen.
Ortega said Godfrey produced two friends, Maci and Raven Roy, who would corroborate her story.
Detectives arrested Ficklin on June 16 in Chandler. At that time, Ficklin reportedly admitted that he and Godfrey did crash the car, but that Godfrey's rape and kidnap allegations were false.
Ficklin went on to say that a few days after the wreck, he broke off his relationship with Godfrey because she was old enough to be his mother, according to Ortega.
On June 23, detectives questioned Maci and Raven Roy and found inconsistencies in their stories. Ortega said the Roys then admitted that their statements were false and had been fabricated by them and Godfrey to implicate Ficklin.
On Wednesday, Godfrey was questioned again and reportedly confessed that she had fabricated the story. When asked why, she told detectives that she was "mad at Ficklin" because he had wrecked her car and had promised to stay with her but didn't.
Maci and Raven Roy were charged with false information and conspiracy. Ficklin faces charges of false reporting, conspiracy and leaving the scene of an accident.
Godfrey was arrested and charged with false reporting, conspiracy and false reporting of an emergency. Godfrey was booked into the Maricopa County Jail.