A lady who pleaded guilty to making two false reports to police has avoided jail time.
Annette Joy Hanks, 52, of Pioneer, claimed her husband assaulted and threatened to shoot her.
She was sentenced by Magistrate Simon Brown on Friday afternoon.
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Hanks was given three months' jail, wholly suspended for two years.
Mr Brown said her claims were very serious.
"They were heinous allegations and very detailed," he said.
"Then later, you alleged your husband had seriously sexually assaulted you."
A supplied doctor's letter said the "bizarre allegation" was out of character, and unlikely to be repeated.
"There was a lack of insight into the seriousness of what you did. The consequences [for your husband] could have been very serious," Mr Brown said.
There was a lack of insight into the seriousness of what you did.Magistrate Simon Brown
Mr Brown said he considered the false claims to be so serious they warranted a term of imprisonment.
Taking into account Hanks' prior good character and the "bizarre" circumstances, Mr Brown suspended her three month jail sentence for two years.
Hanks had to pay the court costs and levees of $68.04.
Hanks' relationship with her husband continues. She was represented by lawyer Fran McCracken.
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