Police have accused a woman in Sacramento of faking her own rape in a plot to encourage her husband to move the family to another suburb.
Prison psychologist Laurie Martinez, 36, in April told police she was at home with her small child when she was sexually assaulted by an intruder who then fled out of the side of the house.
The officer who responded to the call, Sgt. Andrew Pettit, told KLTA Martinez was "very upset and she had tears, very, very believable,"
Court documents detail police allegations she ripped open her shirt to expose her breasts, urinated on herself and had a friend wearing boxing gloves punch her in the face.
She then told police a man knocked her unconscious, raped and robbed her.
Two co-workers allegedly told police Martinez had suggested beforehand she might stage a crime at the house to get her husband to move to a "safer, more desierable neighbourhood".
Martinez's husband David Martinez told FOX40 she had moved out of the house and filed for divorce.
Martinez, who has retained her job with California Prisons but been suspended from being in contact with inmates, will face court on Monday.