Kayla Brooke Earl claims that she has been working part time as a bikini and lingerie model for three years and auditioned for 'America's Next Top Model'
Kayla Earl, 19, was charged with false reporting after her claims that she was raped sent her small Alabama town into an uproar
Police say Earl was dealing with 'personal problems' and hoped the report of the rape would win back her ex-boyfriend
After admitting she made up the story about the attack, she apologized. However, the damage was done, police say. They received numerous calls from frightened residents after Earl's claims went public
A 19-year-old aspiring model has been arrested after she threw herself into a ditch with a plastic Walmart bag over her head and falsely claimed she was raped - all in an effort to win back her ex-boyfriend, police say.
Officers charged Kayla Earl on Wednesday with false reporting after police found her near a cemetery in Pleasant Grove, Alabama, about 5am on Tuesday.
She told officers that she was visiting a friend's grave when an unknown man grabbed her, put a plastic bag over her head to suffocate her and tried to rape her before dumping her in a ditch.
However, as detectives interviewed her, they began to notice holes in her tale, according to the Birmingham News.
She soon admitted that she had made up the story about being assaulted and staged the attack - even putting a plastic bag over her own head.
Earl told detectives that she thought she would get sympathy from her ex-boyfriend if she reported that she was raped. She hoped the incident would convince him to get back together with her.
'She is going through some personal problems,' said Pleasant Grove Detective Jason Davis told the News. 'Between that and wanting attention, it turns out none of this happened.'
The report of a woman being sexually assaulted by a stranger sent the small community of Pleasant Grove into a panic.
'We've gotten tons of calls about it. Everyone was worried about their safety,' Davis said.
'We want to let our people know we don't have some guy going around here attacking women. That's the important thing.'
Earl apologize for making the false claims and detectives said she realizes the gravity of falsely reporting such an attack.
She is charged with misdemeanor false reporting of a crime.
On a modeling page she set up, Earl says she has been working part-time as a swimsuit and lingerie model for three years.
She said she has had two auditions with the reality TV show 'America's Next Top Model.'
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