If you had any doubts before, cases like this continue to highlight the imperfections in the American legal system. After spending nearly seven months in jail, a New York woman, Seemona Sumasar, was freed after her vengeful ex-boyfriend wrongly accused her of armed robbery.

Sumasar was hauled to jail back in May on charges that she impersonated a police officer and robbed three people at gunpoint. Police now believe that her ex, Jerry Ramrattan, who was about to stand trial on charges that he raped her in March 2009, set her up.

Although authorities did not believe her at the time, Sumasar never had any doubts that her ex-boyfriend was behind her arrest. “I knew the fact I was in handcuffs had to do with him,” Sumasar, 35, said Wednesday at a news conference in Long Island. “I think everybody looked at me as a drama queen, like I’m giving them a Lifetime movie story and you know, nobody believes me,” she said.

Sumasar was released from Nassau County Jail on Friday, December 3 after the long, emotional ordeal. “I didn’t think I was going to last a day or a night there,” she told The Associated Press. “It was bad. I cried. I prayed. I meditated. I did everything I could to keep my mind from going crazy. I was praying somebody’s going to listen.”

While Sumasar, the mother of a 12-year-old daughter, was locked up she nearly lost it all. As she waited for authorities to realize that she was innocent, her business, a Goldend Krust Caribbean franchise, closed down and her home went into foreclosure.

Seemona Sumasar has an anonymous source to thank for her freedom. The Associated Press reported that an informant came forward to tell police that the robberies never occurred. Nassau County District investigators found that Ramrattan, Sumasar’s ex, promised to pay off two witnesses to lie to police, the DA’s office, and the grand jury about the robberies.

After the informant came forward, the supposed robbery “victims” were interviewed again, and confessed that Ramrattan had promised to pay them to file the false reports.

While Sumasar tries to put her life back together after being falsely accused and imprisoned for nearly seven months, her ex-boyfriend, Jerry Ramrattan, has been charged with perjury and is being held on $500,000 bail. The rape charges against him are still pending.

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  • Terri

    Oh he would have to call on the name of Jesus after I finished with him. He would run to that jail.

    • There are no wrds that could describe this nonsense. I would sue the police department first and then the lying assholes that claimed that they were robbed. How could the police not realize that the robbery was LIE? They took away this mother from her child. They locked her up and as a result she lost her home and business. I’d damage the police department so bad that they’d beg me to go away.

      And Terri, the ex-boyfriend wouldn’t just run to the jail once I was through with him. Trust me, he’d be asking to be buried.

      Just reading this shit pisses me off. On top of the rape charges that is bringing against him the police just ignored her and instead locked her up for a crime that didn’t happen. This is not the first time nor the last time that some bullshit like this will happen.

      This is so unfortunate. I just hope that she doesn’t harden her heart to the world. Because this type of situation will make you hate the world. This is just so crazy.

  • Shiva_Amina

    It’s tragic what has happened to this young woman’s life. She should have never had to endure such things. But this goes as another example of why everyone should be careful of the people that they surround themselves with and associate with everyday. Her ex-boyfriend may have gone over the deep end with his antics, but the rape charge alone along with his false accusations indicate that there were some sort of indicators early on that he was not all on the up and up.

    I just hope that other young women will take this lesson to heart and be careful and take their time with the men that they bring into their lifes, especially when there are children as well.

  • What a WICKID man!!! He saw how ambitious she was IE: Franchise/House and tried to snatch EVERYTHING away from her. She can always get back her business & home but thank GOD she has her freedom.
    Lawdddddd!!! This type of thing makes me so wary when I date b/c this is something that she couldn’t have seen coming. Blood a Jesus gainst him!!! Now he can sit in the jail he planned for her :)

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  • cherbear

    I hope she fights back and sues the police department, the “witnesses” and her ex. Sometimes the problem isn’t the justice system, it is the humans who try to run it.

    Human error runs rampant in the justice system. It’s disguisting.

    I’m glad she’s free and has her daughter back. I wish her all the luck in the world.