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TV Meteorologist Sentenced in False Attack Report

Oct 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A former WABC-TV meteorologist has been sentenced after admitting she had filed a false police report claiming she was attacked last fall while jogging in New York’s Central Park, reports the New York Post.

Heidi Jones, 37, received a sentence of 350 hours of community service, the story says.

"I just want to take a moment to express my sincere and profound apology to all who were involved," said Jones, who also filled in on "Good Morning America."

The judge also ordered Jones to continue to undergo psychological counseling, the piece notes.

Jones admitted to police that she made up the story as a way to garner sympathy, the story adds. She pleaded guilty in September to two misdemeanor counts of filing a false police report.

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