Prosecutor: Rape Allegations Against Three Cops Fabricated, But Too Late For One

Investigators now say the woman who accused three Bellevue officers of rape has a history of making false accusations.

Bellevue, WA – Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a now-former police officer who served 49 days in jail because of what investigators now say were fake rape allegations.

John Kivlin was one of three members of the Bellevue Police Department who was accused of sexual misconduct by the same woman, KING reported.

Kivlin spent 49 days behind bars because, after accusing him of rape, the woman told police he violated a protection order by repeatedly texting her.

Kivlin also lost his job in the process.

Now investigators have said that never happened, and the King County Sheriff’s Office said the Issaquah woman has a history of seeking out men on Craig’s List and then falsely reporting those consensual encounters as rape, the Seattle Times reported.

"The result of [the woman's] fabrication was that law enforcement arrested Kivlin for crimes he did not commit, prosecutors filed charges against Kivlin for crimes he did not commit, and the Court held Kivlin in custody for order violations which he did not commit,” the prosecutor said, according to KING.

The woman also accused Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett and another detective in the same department of raping her, sources close to the investigation told KING.

She claimed to have met all three men online.

"I never once violated my marriage vows. I would not jeopardize my relationship with my wife nor my children. I would never offend my God,” Chief Mylett told KING when the accusations were first made back in August.

Chief Mylett got dragged into the accusations because a text exchange between the woman and Kivlin, the woman accused his "boss boss," even though she didn't appear to know his name.

Bothell police were handling the investigation and declined to file charges against the detective who had been accused.

However, Chief Mylett has been on paid administrative leave since the woman made her accusations, while the Bothell police investigated, the Seattle Times reported.

Bothell Police Captain Mike Johnson told the Seattle Times that although the investigation has not yet been completed, detectives have been unable to find any corroborating evidence for the allegations against Chief Mylett.

The woman first met Kivlin on Craig’s List, and the two carried on a consensual relationship from September of 2017 until April, when she accused her police officer boyfriend of having punched her in the face twice.

Both the woman and Kivlin were married to other people at the time of the affair, the Seattle Times reported.

In July, the woman claim that Kivlin had been trying to force her to recant her story, and so police arrested him on assault and witness tampering charges.

Prosecutors eventually dismissed those charges against Kivlin after a thorough forensic investigation of his phone proved his accuser had lied.

“The investigation revealed [the woman] had made up evidence that Kivlin had contacted her in August. A forensic analysis of [her] cellphone revealed she was the one who initiated contact with Kivlin on Craigslist by posing as ‘Cynthia.’ The woman’s claim that Kivlin contacted her in August was not true,” the prosecutor wrote, according to the Seattle Times. “As a result of the investigation, Kivlin was released from custody and the new charges against Kivlin were dismissed.”

Prosecutors said the woman who accused the police officer had “fabricated evidence and used a sophisticated ruse to deceive Kivlin, law enforcement, prosecutors, and the Court in order to have Kivlin taken into custody and charged with additional crimes.”

Similar results into the investigation of the allegations against Chief Mylett are expected to be announced in the near future.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned the 44-year-old woman had also made false rape accusations on two prior occasions in 2009 and 2010.

But King County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ryan Abbott said that investigators had not recommended charging the woman, even for her false allegations, due to concerns about her mental health, the Seattle Times reported.

Kivlin resigned from the Bellevue Police Department during the investigation and his attorney said they are not satisfied with the outcome.

“Although some may say that justice was served in this process, my client sure doesn’t see it that way,” Jeffrey Cohen told the Seattle Times. “She has destroyed lives and reputations and now he’s got to try to put his life back together.”

Comments (35)
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walkintall
walkintall

She's not going to be charged because of concerns her MENTAL HEALTH?? That's ridiculous. That's nonsense. This woman should be locked away from polite society.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Shouldn't she be charged with false police reporting? She has tied up the system with resources that could have been used for real crimes. I know the former officer could at least file a civil suit against her, but isn't there a criminal suit here too - no matter what her mental health is? She also needs to be named, so that other LEOs (and men in general) can be protected from her lies and schemes.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Every time I comment I get my words shoved right up my ass. So now that this bitch tarnished 3 officers names she should be prosecuted and sentenced to prison for false accusations and decimation of characters. Hi_est was this appropriate?

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Lay down with dogs, you get fleas and after that blew up in his face he went for another one - serious mental issues for both of them. . . .

Marxest
Marxest

Abominable! What happened to these officers was heinous! These are good men who were falsely accused. I hope that they can put this behind them and that it never tarnishes their careers. As for the woman, her actions not only harm the falsely accused but also harm the women who are true victims of sexual assault. It's a tough pill to swallow, but it's unlikely that she will be charged. She SHOULD be charged. In this #MeToo era, a D.A. has to have steel in him/her to take that kind of action.

provmobile
provmobile

Remember this is Washington state. The lib-turds and BLMs will probably give her an award of some sort...

Saints
Saints

Quick question.. does this woman now face criminal charges or she just ruins lives and keeps on going like nothing ever happened!!??....

GRFisk
GRFisk

This, and all False allegations such as this, should be treated the same as a Sex Crime. It should carry the same Sentence the Falsely Accused would have received.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

She needs jail time for what she did. Also named as previously mentioned.. If she doesn't go to jail, put her in a mental ward, attach any property she has and pay for investigations and reimbursement of salaries lost as a result of what she said/did. I don't believe she didn't know what she was doing. I think she was out for a lottery win from the city and the officers.

Katarina
Katarina

This should be read to every fool that protests chanting "We believe survivors". As long as some people lie, you can't make blanket statements like that. We need due process and Innocent until Proven Guilty.

Ngtowl1966
Ngtowl1966

The real people that were RAPED were the officers falsy accused,they were raped by her,their own police department,the prosecutor,the courts and the media. They were raped by the system!

Shooter218
Shooter218

All 3 were Kavanaughed.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Hey @Burgers Allday I wonder if the jail the officers had to sit in unjustly took the extra precautions to protect the officers, for dual reasons, they're officers, and accused of rape. Remember how concerned you are with the protection of those child molesters getting they're butt kicked in jail?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

What this does is invalidates all real rape victims.

Asinine
Asinine

Why isn't this women in prison for at least a decade or two for this? "mental health" my ass, justice is justice

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

EXCUSE ME? "King County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ryan Abbott said that investigators had not recommended charging the woman, even for her false allegations, due to concerns about her mental health"! UH NO! If we are not going to lock up the crazies then they need to PUNISHED just like sane people. THROW HER ASS IN JAIL and TAKE EVERYTHING SHE OWNS.

CJSpencer
CJSpencer

I am a firm believer that anyone that swears false charges against anyone, should, upon conviction, serve a mandatory term of TWICE the maximum penalty for the charge(s) alleged. with no possibility of parole.

OyoChick
OyoChick

Shouldn't someone have done a forensic exam on the phones BEFORE you arrested the guy and forced him to resign from the department? How do you deprive a man of his liberty and career without any evidence except, "she said?"

Shouldn't this sorry excuse of a woman have a record of filing false allegations of rape?

Oh, wait, there won't be any record if the DA is too scared to file the charges... Pathetic.

Blulady
Blulady

Has this women been named...arrested for three false rape accusations??...If not why not??

Trefflek
Trefflek

Wow, Sounds like some bad policing to me.

Grinch8541
Grinch8541

Nothing like actually doing an investigation before you through someone in jail!

Bambie
Bambie

Why don’t people who lie like this get jail time? (There should be a law) It should be mandatory!!! I can’t imagine the many innocent men and women that are in jail because of a lie!!! I thought we all had to be proven innocent not thrown in jail because of what a person say get PROOF evidence and etc! What’s the saying karma comes to get you what cha going do!!! She should spend double the time in jail for her acts!!! She sound crazy going through Craig’s list ugggg!!!

Mcrum1967
Mcrum1967

People that falsely accuse should be punishable with the same sentence that would have been given to the accused. This is disgusting on so many levels. For a person to falsely cry out with a false accusation does have a mental problem but still needs to be held accountable with more than a slap on the wrist.

EagleFl
EagleFl

Filing a False Police Report is still a crime

EagleFl
EagleFl

What's happened to Innocent until proven Guilty?

dsmarine
dsmarine

And you thought it could only happen in Washington DC?

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

This type of thing will not stop until these people who file false charges are charged with a crime and held accountable. I hope both officer file civil lawsuits against her. I'm really tired of hearing about those who lie having mental health issues and being allowed to get away with their criminal behavior because someone feels sorry for them.