Sunday, July 19, 2009

'There have been a number of false reports for assault and sexual assault in the past few years'

Woman fabricated sexual assault story

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - The 25-year-old woman who reported sexual assault Wednesday in her home was re-interviewed Thursday. She admitted to fabricating the entire story.

Kent County will charge her for filing a false police report.

The woman originally reported that a man came to her door, claiming to be a maintenance worker. He said he needed to repair some drywall, and then attacked her. He was armed with a knife, she told police and 24 Hour News 8.

Two weeks ago, a maintenance worker started patching a wall in the woman's apartment, and had not finished the job, she said. So when a man came to her door Wednesday, claiming to work for maintenance, the woman said his story was not completely suspicious.

She lives with her fiance and parents in the 4100 block of Spruce Hollow.

When 24 Hour News 8 spoke with her Thursday, all she would say is that she retracted her statement.

There have been a number of false reports for assault and sexual assault in the past few years.