Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another false rape claim, another chance for police to say they aren't sure if she'll be charged

It seems it has become a tradition in false rape cases for police to be unsure whether charges should be filed. You know, they aren't sure if a crime should be punished. Funny, they have no such hesitation for any other serious crime. The following news story is another example:

Police: NU Student's Rape Claim Was False

CHICAGO ― A Northwestern University student's report of being forced off a CTA train and raped on her way back to campus early Tuesday is false, Chicago Police confirmed Tuesday evening.

"It was not bonafide," police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

According to a Northwestern University release, the girl told authorities she boarded a northbound CTA Red Line L train at the Addison station heading back to Evanston about 12:50 a.m. when a man followed her into the train.

The suspect allegedly coerced her to come with him, forcing her off the train at the Jarvis Street station in the Roger's Park neighborhood, the release said. When she tried to escape, she was allegedly forced into an apartment building a half-block away where she was sexually assaulted. She later escaped and notified police.The news release featured on Northwestern's Web site has since been removed. Chicago Police could not confirm whether any charges would be filed against the girl.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.