Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Police say alleged dorm rape unfounded

Unfounded rape charge leads cops to look into the charge. A sexual assault claim made by a Northern Kentucky University student on April Fool's Day has been classified as unfounded, according to Northern Kentucky University Police Chief Harold Todd. The female student alleged that a male subject sexually assaulted her in his dorm room at 9:22 p.m. The police interviewed both the victim and the suspect, but the victim declined to prosecute. This led to an investigation into the claim itself, after which UP declared the sexual assault claim unfounded. Todd said UP was working with the county attorney on bringing charges against the complaining student. It is a crime to file any false report with the police.The report came shortly after a student reported being abducted from an NKU parking lot and taken off campus and raped. Police are still investigating that incident.

Comment: Good for the police. Rape is terrible, and a false claim can be terrible, too.