Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Police say teen’s claim of abduction, rape false

Police have found a teenager’s claim that she was abducted and sexually assaulted Wednesday morning to be false.

A 16-year-old Galesburg resident told police Wednesday that she was abducted by a Middle-eastern man while she was walking to Galesburg High School for a driver’s education class. She told police he raped her in a mobile home and dropped her off at Walgreen’s.

But police said the victim’s statements on the alleged sexual assault were inconsistent. After an investigation that included conducting interviews, searching the residence and processing evidence, police indicated the initial report of an abduction was untrue.

The report comes in the wake of another teenage girl who reported being sexually assaulted near Monmouth Boulevard. The case involving the 15-year-old Galesburg resident is still under investigation.