Woman pleads guilty to falsely accusing Hampton man of sex crimes

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by Velma Scaife, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 5:56 PM

HAMPTON - A woman who falsely accused a Hampton man of sex crimes pleaded guilty Tuesday morning.

Elizabeth Coast faces up to 10 years in prison for perjury when she's sentenced on August 19.

During her the trial in June 2008, she said Johnathon Montgomery forced her to perform oral sex. He was convicted and sent to prison.

He was released just before Thanksgiving 2012 after more than four years behind bars after Coast admitted she lied to avoid scrutiny by her parents after she was caught looking for sexually explicit websites.

Governor Bob McDonnell issued a conditional pardon for Montgomery and ordered his immediate release.

The prosecution said Coast confessed to a police officer friend that she lied and added the she and Montgomery had never done anything.

 

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