Woman who allegedly filed false rape complaint with police put in program

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'A Danbury woman accused of filing a false rape complaint against a man in Bristol has been granted a program that could allow her to elude a conviction.

Mercedes Testone, 21, was granted the Supervised Diversionary Program Tuesday at her hearing in Bristol Superior Court. Judge Richard Dyer, who OK’d the program, said she will get treatment for an “emotional disability” — the details of which were not disclosed.

Dyer made a ruling that Testone’s disability had a “substantially adverse” effect on her behavior and could have contributed to her allegedly making a fake rape story up.

If Testone is successful in treatment, her case will be dismissed on June 19, 2018. She was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree false statement.'

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