Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Portsmouth police say report of teen rape is false

Notice that it was her friend who called police. It does make one wonder if the teenager had sex with someone her friends and family wouldn't approve of, so when they found out, she cried rape. I guess until more information comes out, we are left to guess.

Rape in parking garage believed to be false, say police.

PORTSMOUTH — Detectives investigating a report of an attempted rape in the High-Hanover parking garage say the allegations from the teenager appear to be false.

The report occurred on Sunday night, April 11.

According to the city's public police log, a friend of the alleged victim called police at 11:28 a.m. Monday morning to report that the victim was "possibly sexually assaulted at the parking garage sometime last night."

Allegations from the reporting party involve the teenager being dragged into a van by two men who then tried to sexually assault her before she somehow escaped and fled the scene.

Police Capt. Corey MacDonald said detectives spent many hours investigating the case since it was reported. Police now believe the report was false.

"Based on hours of investigation, we don't believe a sexual assault or any attempted sexual assault occurred," said MacDonald. "We don't believe a sex assault occurred in the parking garage, or anywhere else."

The rape report remains under investigation, he said.