LAPD Detective Allegedly Lied About Sexual Assault To Get Her Ex Arrested
An LAPD detective was arrested today for allegedly filing a false police report against her ex-boyfriend. Christine Wycoff, 44, was arrested today and charged with dissuading a witness and false imprisonment, according to a release from the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. She has been released on a $150,000 bond and will next appear in court on February 22. If convicted, she could face up to four years and eight months in prison.
Wycoff met the man online in June of 2014 and they're believed to have dated for several months. When the relationship began to fall apart, Wycoff allegedly threatened the man, which he reported to the LAPD.
As the LAPD investigated the incident internally, Wycoff allegedly told the man that if he went along with the investigation, she would claim that he had abused her. She later filed a report with the Torrance Police Department, claiming the man had sexually assaulted her. This resulted in the man's arrest, though he was ultimately released.
Her charges of false imprisonment stem from making the false report, which led to his wrongful arrest.