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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:11 PM
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Ex-TV meteorologist pleads guilty in case of phony assault report
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Edited on Thu Sep-15-11 02:19 PM by The Northerner
A former on-air meteorologist for New York's WABC-TV has pleaded guilty to charges of filing a phony attempted sexual assault report, a story she later recanted.

Heidi Jones pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of false reporting in the third degree, her attorney, Paul Callan, said on Wednesday.

Jones, who did weather reports on the station's weekend newscasts, called police on November 24, 2010, saying that she had nearly been attacked while jogging in Central Park.

She said that on November 21 she had crossed paths with a man, whom she described as a Hispanic in his 30s, who taunted and harassed her.

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