Mary Zolkowski, a 21-year-old Delta College student, has been charged after she falsely claimed that she was raped on the school’s campus.
Zolkowski, 21, claimed that she was raped at the Delta College campus in Bay City, Michigan on February 22 while walking to her car.
When speaking to police, Zolkowski said that she only saw the attacker’s hands and ‘kind of blacked out’ during the attack.
Appearing in Bay County District Court on Monday, August 14, Zolkowski was charged one count of false report of a felony. If convicted, she faces up to four years of imprisonment and a $2,000 fine.
via Michigan Live:
The evening of Feb. 22, Zolkowski’s mother called the Delta College Public Safety Office and said her daughter was claiming to have been raped on campus, 1961 Delta Road in Frankenlust Township. On the phone with police herself, Zolkowski said that about 5:50 p.m. that day, she had been walking to her vehicle, fumbling with her keys, when a man grabbed her from behind. She said he grabbed her face and throat and proceeded to rape her, not wearing a condom as he did so.
She said she only saw her attacker’s hands during the incident. When it was over, the assailant jumped into the passenger seat of a vehicle and took off. Zolkowski could not provide a description of the vehicle, adding she “kind of blacked out,” court records show. Zolkowski allegedly told police she did not want a physical examination, nor did she want investigators coming to her house.
The next day, Zolkowski met with Public Safety Director Robert Battinkoff and Delta’s Title IX Coordinator Loyce Brown on campus. She allegedly told them she had dropped her courses due to the incident, but it was later determined she dropped classes prior to Feb. 22.
According to Bay County District Court records, Zolkowski eventually apologize for the confusion and said she did not want the man to be prosecuted.
Zolkowski next court appearance is scheduled for August 29.