February 3, 1987: In Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Catherine Conklin claims to have been raped at knifepoint by a man who posed as a utility worker. Utility worker Anthony B. Gaines is arrested after she picks out his photograph (which was on record due to a trivial traffic offence). Although he is soon released on bond, Gaines is (obviously) suspended from his job without pay. After repeating the lie to a grand jury on March 19, Conklin moves to Florida, but soon has a change of heart, and does the decent thing, although she blames her boyfriend! She faces a possible perjury charge. This article appeared in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, April 25, 1987, front page & A6.


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