Charges filed in fake rape reported at UCSC

March 21, 2013 1:21:44 PM PDT
The district attorney's office has filed criminal charges against the young woman who lied about being raped on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

The DA says 20-year-old Morgan Triplett, a UC Santa Barbara student has been charged with giving false information to the police. Investigators say Triplett originally told them, a month ago, that she was walking on a campus trail when she was beaten and assaulted.

A campus wide alert was issued and police issued a sketch of the suspect based on her description, which all proved to be false.