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Outlaw Biker Wife Arrested For False Accusations Against State Police

The wife of a motorcycle "club" member was arrested for making false accusations against two Pennsylvania state troopers

Plains Township, PA – The wife of an Outlaws Motorcycle “Club” member is facing charges after she lied about being sexually assaulted by two different Pennsylvania state troopers in unrelated incidents.

Christine A. Cromer, 37, has been charged with filing a false police report when she reported having been sexually assaulted by Pennsylvania State Trooper Robert Covington, a Bureau of Gaming Enforcement officer.

The investigation began when Cromer claimed that Trooper Covington raped her in November of 2016, after she tried to end a relationship with him.

Cromer told police that she started a relationship with Trooper Covington after he approached her because of her husband’s involvement in the Outlaws.

She claimed that Trooper Covington had offered to take her on a cruise, and to protect her.

Cromer told police the trooper attacked her in an unmarked police car outside the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino, where she was working as a cocktail waitress at the time.

Initially, she denied having sex with Trooper Covington, but then changed her story and told police that they had sex in his police car sometime in August of 2016.

Police said Cromer, who posted fliers and sought to publicize her cause for months, gave “multiple and inconsistent stories” about the alleged attack in an unmarked police car, according to The Citizens’ Voice.

Cromer described the car that they allegedly had sex in as having a front bench seat, when in reality, the trooper’s cruiser has a large center console containing a radio.

Trooper Covington denied all of Cromer’s allegations, denied that he had ever had a relationship with her, and told investigators that they had never communicated outside of the casino.

Police said that there was no evidence to substantiate Cromer’s claims, and she was unable to provide Trooper Covington’s phone number to investigators.

Casino employees said that Cromer was “infatuated” with Trooper Covington.

Police also determined that Cromer lied when she obtained a temporary sexual-violence protection order against Pennsylvania State Trooper Sergeant Daniel Jones, who had interviewed her about her allegations against Trooper Covington.

Cromer alleged that Sgt. Jones “forced himself” on her in a car behind the casino, in her application for the order of protection against him.

On Nov. 21, a group of investigators was gathered in a courtroom to hear Cromer’s testimony about the allegations against Sgt. Jones when she suddenly announced that she did not want to proceed.

Sgt. Jones’ attorney, William T. Jones, “vehemently” objected to the dismissal, and said that a dismissal would leave a filing that could tarnish the record of a trooper with a “stellar reputation,” according to The Citizens’ Voice.

“This matter was filed with one intention: To intimidate a police officer who had nothing to do with the allegations,” Jones’ attorney said.

The Seattle Times reported that after hearing legal arguments, Berks County Senior Judge Linda K.M. Ludgate said dismissing the complaint with prejudice would allow for the record to be expunged and be in line with legal precedent.

Cromer did not oppose that resolution.

She has been released on $30,000 bond following her arraignment. Her next court appearance is set for Wednesday, Nov. 29.

GinnyReed - November Fri, 2017

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