This story is very strange and also very troubling if this woman’s story of having been sexually assaulted by a Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy, while on duty no less, is true. However…
Sherry Janssen, 48, was truthful when she answered “yes” when asked if the deputy had sexual relations with her on Jan. 1, according to an Illinois State Police polygraph examiner who administered the test Feb. 27.WTF? I guess she likes her (alleged) rapes with no strings attached. This “might” have been a “fantasy” had the deputy not followed up with a phone call and text? Huh? And just how did he get her cell phone number? He either forced it out of her (troubling) or she willingly gave it to him (strange unless the sex was consensual).
Janssen requested that the newspaper print her name, even though she considers herself a sexual-assault victim. She said she believes that speaking out without cloak of anonymity adds credibility to her case.
“I don’t have anything to hide,” Janssen said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. I’m telling the truth.”The polygraph examiner qualified his opinion, saying that Janssen, who acknowledges being an alcoholic, had consumed alcohol and medication prior to the exam. Janssen said she might have considered the incident a fantasy if the accused deputy hadn’t sent her a text message and voice mail hours after the alleged incident.
And for what it’s worth, I think lie detector tests are worthless. Might as well use a magic 8 ball.
I'm sure there's a lot to this incident that isn't showing up in the newspaper so it's a little hard to judge at this point. Still, there's enough information to make one wonder what's really going on. Given the seriousness of the accusation, I hope this is resolved soon.