Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lehigh student who claimed rape to face false report charge

So, she was drinking underage, and gave false identification, so she alleged that she was raped by an University Police Officer. Anyone who doesn't think that our institutions of higher learning don't foment the "false rape culture," I respond..... "you've been asleep."

One last question: since colleges like to nail the accused with disciplinary action, will they pursue the same against this young woman? Somehow I doubt it.

Student to face false rape charge

State police have charged a Lehigh University student with filing a false report claiming she was raped by a university police officer after police charged her with underage drinking.

Brielynne R. Neumann, 19, of Shrewsbury, Mass., was charged by Bethlehem police early Friday morning when she was found passed out along University Drive. Police said she was intoxicated and gave a false name.

Neumann said she had been raped by a Lehigh University police officer and later changed the allegation to claim an attempted sexual assault by an undercover Lehigh University police officer, according to a state police report.

State police said Neuman had fabricated both allegations.

Neumann, who could not be reached for comment, is charged with filing a false police report, underage drinking, public drunkenness and false identification to police.