A Shreveport woman is wanted by police for making false accusations that a father molested his 5-month-old daughter. Lt. Bill Davis with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Carrie Rivers was a babysitter for the family of the infant and when her services were no longer needed, she made up this story to make the parents mad. He says this allegation created major problems.
“Made this young child go through some invasive testing and of course the trauma of having the father removed from the home and other things. So we want to find her and we don’t know where she is.”
Davis says authorities believe Rivers is still in the northwest Louisiana area. He says Rivers first confronted the mother of the infant stating that the husband molested her daughter.
“Taking every precaution she could, she went ahead and brought the daughter to the hospital to get checked out and of course that’s when they found out there wasn’t any indication of sexual assault on the child.”
Rivers is also alleged to have taken the mother’s phone. Davis says he doesn’t want an incident like this to stop real victims of sexual assault from coming forward to the police. He says Rivers faces the charges of false swearing; unauthorized use of a moveable; and improper telecommunications.
“These folks who helped her out by giving her a chance to get some employment babysitting, she just basically turned on them and said I want to make them mad and made false accusations. I mean who does that?”
(photo courtesy of Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)