A Columbus woman is taking back her story of being kidnapped, tortured and raped for days on end by a group of attackers in West Virginia in 2007. 22 year old Megan Williams, who is black, had said she was held captive for days by a group of seven people, all white. Williams says her attackers beat and stabbed her, forced her to perform sex acts and berated her with racial slurs. Williams' attorney Byron Potts says she wanted to recant her story publicly, but couldn't face reporters because she's getting death threats.
Potts says Williams told him she made up the story to get back at her boyfriend, who is among the people now serving time for the alleged crime. Potts says he wants Williams' mental condition to be evaluated. The prosecutor who tried the case in West Virginia says there was evidence to support Williams' story, and those who were indicted in the case pleaded guilty. Six people accused in the case are in prison - doing prison sentences as long as 40 years.