Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reported rape turns out to be false in Houghton Michigan

Another case of a short and sweet news story about a false rape claim.

The female who reported the assault returned to say it never happened.

HOUGHTON -- The Chief of the Houghton Police Department says a reported rape early Saturday morning on Pearl Street in Houghton, proved to be false.

A 20-year-old female reported the alleged sexual assault at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, launching an immediate investigation by officers. The next day, the female told police the assault never happened.

The department will send the report to Houghton County Prosecutor Michael Makkinen to determine if any criminal charges will be filed against the woman for filing a false police report.