Sharmeka Moffitt, the 20-year-old Shreveport, LA woman who claimed that she was attacked and set on fire by three men wearing white hoodies may be charged by police.
According to Franklin Parish District Attorney, John "Mack" Lancaster, Moffitt may face criminal charges for her false claims.
As reported by KSLA News:
Lancaster tells KSLA News 12 he will likely file charges against Moffitt after he has a chance to go through the official investigation reports.
"There are charges that are appropriate in this case. First of all, I wish miss Moffitt the best and a speedy recovery. But, there are definitely charges that could be filed. After I review the reports we'll see what are the appropriate charges. But, this could have been an incident that incited riots. It infused a lot of fear and apprehension in the Winnsboro and Franklin Parish community."
"I do think that the community handled this very well; the restraint the community showed in not jumping to conclusions and not having mass rallies. The rallies and vigils that they did have were prayer vigils for this young girl that was badly burned. They weren't in the spirit of condemning anyone. The community did a very good job in this."
Moffitt has to face the consequences of her fake story, and police still don’t know why she did what she did as she continues to recover from her burns at a LSU medical center.
SOURCE: KSLA News