- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A Billings woman accused of making several false rape reports has failed to appear in court on felony charges filed in two Montana counties and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Christina Nadine Nelson, 25, did not participate in a May 21 court hearing in Kalispell, the Daily Inter Lake (https://bit.ly/1Q8zxHO ) reported. She also missed a May 12 hearing in Billings, said John Barnes, spokesman for Attorney General Tim Fox.

Nelson’s attorney, Penelope Strong, withdrew from the case after losing contact with Nelson, Barnes said.

A Yellowstone County judge has issued a $100,000 warrant for Nelson’s arrest on a felony charge of fabricating evidence.

Nelson, whose maiden name is Mark, came to Columbia Falls as a German exchange student. Prosecutors allege she accused her prom date of raping her in 2009 and made accusations against former boyfriends in Billings in 2009 and twice in 2012.

After Billings police found her August 2012 accusation to be unfounded, investigators discovered Nelson’s earlier rape reports.

She was charged in January 2014 with two counts of fabricating evidence in Flathead County and one in Yellowstone County.

Nelson’s prom date was expelled from high school before charges against him were dismissed. The former boyfriend she accused in Billings in 2009 transferred to a different college, court records said.

Assistant Attorney General Mary Cochenour, who is prosecuting the case, said she believes Nelson is in Europe.

No further court dates have been set.

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