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Gainesville woman pleads guilty to falsely reporting rape
Jillian Syfan Moore

A woman accused of falsely reporting she was raped in 2013 has pleaded guilty to three counts of false reporting of a crime.

Jillian Syfan Moore, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday, with one count each for the reported burglary, rape and aggravated assault, according to an accusation signed by Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

“Jillian has done the hard work necessary to overcome the problems that led to her arrest ... an arrest that was devastating to her and her family,” attorney Graham McKinnon wrote in a statement. “We are all lucky to live in a community that is both forgiving and supportive.”

On July 31, 2013, Moore reported a burglary and rape at her home in the 5000 block of Avalon Commons Way in Clermont. Moore told police she was stabbed in the abdomen by a masked black man. She reported the man stole jewelry and other items before escaping.

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office later determined the minor stab wound was self-inflicted. Moore was charged with false reporting on Aug. 21, 2013.

“It appears that Jillian had a bad reaction to some prescription medicine she was taking,” McKinnon said at the time of the charge, adding that she was seeking help at a mental rehabilitation facility.

Moore was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, 12 months for each misdemeanor false reporting charge.

In addition, there is a $1,000 fine and 200 hours of community service, along with drug and alcohol screening and treatment, McKinnon said.

“The issue is more of a prescription drug problem than it was some type of psychological issue,” McKinnon said.


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