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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Village of Dunedin woman charged with filing false police report in sexual battery case

A Village of Dunedin woman was arrested last week on a warrant charging her with filing a false police report in connection with a 2012 sexual battery allegation.

Paula Jean Ayers,
Paula Jean Ayers

Paula Jean Ayers, 44, was arrested on the warrant last week by Lake County sheriff’s deputies.

Ayers is charged with making the false report in October 2012, claiming that a man 20 years her senior had committed sexual battery against her, according to documents on file in Lake County Court.

A detective listened in on a call between Ayers and the man later that same month in which she said she wasn’t going to proceed with the case. She later texted the man and said she was sorry. She indicated another woman had something to do with her bogus allegation, court files indicated.

An arrest had not been possible in 2012, because Ayers had moved to an unknown location in Illinois.

She was booked at the Lake County Jail on July 10 and released after posting $500 bond. She is due back in court later this month.

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