Seriously? There wasn’t any other way she could convince her husband to move? I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything bad enough to fake a crime to get it. The claim was made in April. Since then, the truth has come out about the ruse. Martinez had a friend of hers beat her up, and then hide several items from the house to make it appear she had been raped during a robbery, so that Martinez could convince her husband that their neighborhood was unsafe and they needed to move.
Did it work? Nope, not by a long shot. Instead of buying a new house with Martinez, her husband filed for divorce six weeks after the incident. And, before the “rape”, Martinez had told several co-workers what she was planning to do. The co-workers eventually told the police, and Martinez and her friend confessed to the set-up. Martinez and her friend have been charged with conspiracy and could each spend up to three years in prison if convicted.
In a bit of irony, Martinez works as a prison psychologist. At least, she did, until the conspiracy came to light. While she still has her license, Martinez was transferred into a position where she has no contact with the prisoners once the investigation into the incident began.