Florida Woman's False Sexual Battery Claim Allegedly Connected To Death Of Florida Man

A Florida woman's false report of a sexual assault reportedly resulted in the death of a Florida man who attempted to take a photo of her alleged attacker.

According to The Smoking Gun, 30-year-old Brittany Sorey was arrested by the Largo Police Department on May 17 for false report of a crime.

The arrest affidavit for Sorey states that she previously said a Hispanic male had broken into her apartment and "battered her and vaginally penetrated her with a broken broom handle and a box cutter." When police again interviewed Sorey, she maintained the story. The date for the initial report and the follow-up interview are unknown.

Following the report, Sorey and her husband, Gerald Sorey, moved out of the apartment and allowed a friend to move in. According to the affidavit, the friend called Sorey on May 10 to inform her that a man — later identified by police as a neighbor of Sorey's — had arrived to "confront her and her husband over money issues" and was banging on the front door.

While talking to the friend, who remains unidentified, Sorey stated that the male at the door sounded like the man who had sexually assaulted her. Afterward, the friend left the apartment intending to take a photograph of the man to provide it to police, the affidavit says.

"The male attacked the friend," the affidavit says, "Ultimately, the friend killed the neighbor in self-defense during the confrontation."

Upon speaking to Sorey after the neighbor was killed, she told police that she had made up the story and that no assault occurred.

According to The Smoking Gun, Sorey is the mother of six children. When Newsweek visited Sorey's Facebook account, no personal information was available regarding Sorey's family, though a photo did show her with six children and an unidentified male.

Sorey was issued a bond of $150 and released shortly after she was taken into custody.