Woman lied about sexual assault, threatened former North Braddock police officer


The woman who accused a North Braddock police officer of sexual assault had previously threatened to do so when the officer didn’t call her back after the two met in a Cranberry Township hotel in April, according to court records.

Michelle Milliron, 36, was charged with making false reports and unsworn falsification on Thursday, according to court records.

In July and August, Ms. Milliron claimed that Mike Foley, 42, assaulted her in a Hyatt Hotel in Cranberry Township on April 12. She told police she’d met Mr. Foley through an online dating website, but that he’d forced her to perform sex acts and had choked her during their meeting.

She came forward with the allegation after Mr. Foley abruptly resigned from the North Braddock Police Department on July 18. Mr. Foley resigned after authorities discovered an online post in which someone using pictures of Mr. Foley asked to have sex with married women and women in committed relationships on the website backpage.com, a controversial classified advertising website often criticized for facilitating prostitution. Mr. Foley’s attorney, Phil DiLucente, said Mr. Foley did not post the advertisement.

Text messages between Mr. Foley and Ms. Milliron show that the encounter between them on April 12 was consensual, Cranberry police Sgt. Matthew Irvin wrote in a criminal complaint.

For four days before the meeting, the pair exchanged “very explicit” text messages and nude images that showed they intended to engage in sexual activity when they met, Sgt. Irvin wrote.

After the meeting in the hotel, Ms. Milliron texted Mr. Foley to say it was “one of the best days of my life,” but she also complained that Mr. Foley had barely spoken to her after they’d had sex.

She then sent him 102 text messages that Mr. Foley did not answer, according to court documents. In one message she tells him she is going to report him to North Braddock police.

“I’m coming for you,” she texted, according to the complaint. “So now who has the power? U [sic] got one more chance to call me and if you don’t I am going to report you because I’m such a good citizen…I’ll take you down. It’s not a threat it’s a promise.”

A woman named Michelle who answered a phone number listed for Ms. Milliron’s home address said Monday she had no idea about the charges or the situation.

Mr. DiLucente said he was glad to see the end of the criminal investigation into Mr. Foley.

“I am elated that this matter has concluded with regards to my client,” he said. “And my client is hopeful justice will be served.”

Ms. Milliron is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in District Court in Cranberry on Sept. 29.