Po­lice: Woman lied about rape by trooper

The Times-Tribune - - Local / State - — JAMES HALPIN SARAH SCINTO

A town­ship woman who for months has pub­licly al­leged a state trooper raped her in a po­lice car parked out­side Mo­he­gan Sun Po­cono was hit Tues­day with charges ac­cus­ing her of mak­ing false re­ports.

Chris­tine A. Cromer, 37, of 237 Maf­fett St., is ac­cused of ly­ing when she re­ported that state Trooper Robert Covington, a Bureau of Gam­ing En­force­ment of­fi­cer, forced him­self on her in Novem­ber 2016, af­ter she claims she tried to break off a re­la­tion­ship with him.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view with in­ves­ti­ga­tors, Covington de­nied ever hav­ing any type of re­la­tion­ship with Cromer or ever be­ing with her in a state po­lice car.

Cromer, who at the time was a cock­tail wait­ress at the casino, has for months sought to pub­li­cize her al­le­ga­tions, post­ing fly­ers about her story across the area with ti­tles such as, “No jus­tice for raped vic­tim.”

Cromer is free on $30,000 bail. A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is slated for Nov. 22.

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