Conviction, sentence in false rape case upheld

PORT HURON (AP) —€” The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a woman who was charged with falsely accusing two men of rape in the Port Huron area.

It’s one of two cases that have put Sara Ylen in prison. In another case, she tricked an insurance company and donors into believing she was dying of cancer.

In its recent decision, the appeals court said a judge made no errors last year in sending Ylen to prison for at least five years. She was convicted of lying about being attacked.

Ylen has been in the spotlight for years in Port Huron after she spoke publicly about being raped in a parking lot. A man was released from prison in that case after questions were raised about her credibility.