Police say reported rape at UCSC was a hoax

February 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
U.C. police have just announced that a reported rape on campus was all a hoax. Investigators say the 21-year-old woman admitted to lying to police, and said she staged the attack.

Originally the woman told police she was walking on a campus trail last week when a man appeared, beating and assaulting her.

Campus police issued a sketch of the suspect based on her description.

They're now forwarding the case to the district attorney who may file charges for filing a false report.


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