A Salina woman is arrested for allegedly falsely reporting a sex crime at a convenience store that as been the target of recent protests.
Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that 51-year-old Debra Grant was arrested on Tuesday.
Back on July 29th Grant reported that she was inside the Pump Mart convenience store at 1118 North 9th Street when 60-year-old Rasikbhai Maganlal Mody sexually assaulted here. Sweeney says that an investigation determined that the assault did not happen.
Grant was booked into the Saline County Jail on a charge of falsely reporting a crime.
The store, and Mody, have been the target of recent protests. He has been arrested several times for allegedly groping and inappropriately touching female customers,
Most recently Mody was arrested on July 27th, accused of grabbing a 28-year-old woman’s breasts. Prior to that, he was arrested in May for allegedly approaching a 17-year-old female customer from behind, grabbing her buttocks and breasts, and asking her to perform oral sex.
Mody has been convicted of similar crimes in the past. He was convicted of aggravated sexual battery, and sexual battery, in 2005. He is currently a registered offender in Kansas.