Woman gets probation for false rape claim
STROUDSBURG – A Bethlehem woman who said personal problems led her to concoct a story that she had been raped on the East Stroudsburg University campus will spend no time in jail.
Laura Gruver, 23, was sentenced to a year of probation, 50 hours of community service and to continue with mental health counseling.
Gruver claimed she was attacked, last August 13, behind the Dansbury Commons Cafeteria, by a man with a knife, who forced her into the woods, raped her, then fled. She gave a detailed description of the imaginary suspect. Police even found personal items, including underware, at the spot where she claimed the attack happened.
She eventually admitted the story was a hoax.