Charges filed in fake rape reported at UCSC

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.

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.

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