January 26, 2002

A Terre Haute teen-ager was arrested early Friday after admitting to police she made up a story that she had been bound and raped by a family member.

Takeisha M. Bean, 19, was preliminarily charged with false reporting, a class-A misdemeanor, Terre Haute City Court records show.

Bean had reported to police that she was dropped off at her home late Wednesday by a family member, who later returned. Shortly after he did, she said that she had a seizure and blacked out, and when she woke up the suspect was on top of her, according to the report by Officer Brad Rumsey.

The teen claimed her hands had been bound with rope and her mouth had been duct-taped closed. She was able to free herself, she told police, and after taking a shower, she disposed of the rope and tape, she said.

She was taken by ambulance to a hospital for examination, where police questioned her about what allegedly occurred.

"After a lengthy interview, she admitted it was a lie," made up so she could gain attention, city police Assistant Chief Jerry Arney said.

Bean, who could not be reached for comment Friday, was released from jail after an appearance in City Court, jail records show. Her case was continued to Feb. 21.