College Student Caught Pulling A Jussie Smollett
California college student Anayeli Dominguez Peña, is facing up to eight years in prison after she repeatedly lied about being the victim of hate crimes. The police spend over a year investigating only to find they were chasing their tails. They only realized it this past March and quickly remedied the situation.
"California college student Dominguez Peña, 25, was reportedly discovered at the bottom of a campus stairwell, claiming that she was beaten by a masked man. She reportedly denied any medical assistance at the time, however, insisting that she wasn't able to trust anyone.
This was just one of many allegedly racially charged incidents Peña — a campus racial equality activist — alleged took place at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.
Peña filed approximately 10 reports about being the victim of "racist attacks" and threats while on campus over the past year."
She even claimed that someone tried to set her car on fire. The police were baffled that is until this past March.
"All the cases remained unsolved—until March 9, 2020. After nearly a year of investigations involving multiple agencies, the LVPD said at a press conference that Dominguez Peña, 25, had faked the threats against herself and others in ten total separate "incidents." The same day, she was arrested on felony charges of making criminal threats and perjury, as well as seven misdemeanors related to electronic impersonation and filing false police reports."
"Police declined to say what may have motivated Dominguez Peña, but "Osaze Robertson-Stewart, a fellow student activist, says she had a personal grudge against students who were part of Greek life and served in the student government. He says she made it a goal to interrupt student government meetings, and on multiple occasions, had recorded video and showed them to other members in Decolonize ULV. "When we had our meetings, she would say it was this person or that person [that wrote the threat]," Robertson-Stewart recalls"
"LVPD police chief Nick Paz said she was "trying to instigate some racial issues within the university." He said the LVPD expended significant resources in an extensive investigation that required help from the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, the FBI, the Santa Clara Police Department and Silicon Valley's High Technology Task Force."
"Dominguez Peña's bail was set at $136,000, which she paid. Her next court date is scheduled for April 14 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. If convicted on all charges, she faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison."
It looks like the pandemic has caused her case to be postponed, so she is still awaiting her day in court to explain why she repeatedly lied about being a victim of a hate crime.