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Initiating False Police Report Sentence Includes Restitution to OSP
01/15/2010
Lieutenant Terri Davie
Criminal Investigations Division
(503) 934-0351

An Aurora-area woman was sentenced last Friday in Linn County Circuit Court following a conviction for Initiating a False Police Report after multiple agencies investigated an alleged report she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted last summer. The sentence included an ordered to repay over $8,000 to police agencies for costs incurred to investigate the original complaint.
 
On June 28, 2009, NICOLE ANN PEDERSEN, age 28, went to the Albany General Hospital emergency room to report she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted over a three day period by an unknown male. PEDERSEN had also been reported missing by family members to Aurora Police Department.
 
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives were called out during the middle of the night to initiate an investigation. During the next ten days, OSP troopers from Springfield, Albany and Salem offices assisted along with investigators from Aurora and Scappoose police departments. The investigation determined PEDERSEN consensually spent the weekend with a male friend and she was subsequently charged in Linn County Circuit Court with Initiating a False Police Report.
 
On January 8, 2010, PEDERSEN was sentenced in court to 36 months probation, 48 hours in jail, court costs, and she was ordered to pay $8,034.40 in restitution to OSP and Aurora Police Department. Of the restitution amount, OSP is to receive $5,631.28.