Prosecutors plan to appeal a state judge's decision to dismiss a felony charge against a Billings woman accused of falsely reporting her former boyfriend raped her last summer.
The Billings Gazette reports Assistant Attorney General C. Mark Fowler filed a notice of appeal with the Montana Supreme Court last month.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh dismissed a felony charge of fabricating evidence against Christina Nadine Nelson in late July, saying that while the evidence clearly showed Nelson lied, the prosecution's application of the law was "a stretch at best."
He gave prosecutors 30 days to amend the charge, suggesting misdemeanors such as perjury or false reports to law enforcement.
Court documents filed in connection with the case indicate Nelson has made seven false rape or assault claims against three men between 2009 and 2012.