A 21-year-old Melbourne woman who claimed she was raped on a beachside track in broad daylight will be charged with making a false report to police.
The woman told police she was jogging on a dirt track beside The Esplanade in Mount Martha, south of Melbourne, when she was attacked just after 5.30pm (AEST) on September 13.
Police on Tuesday said detectives had completed their investigation and were now satisfied no such event happened.
"Police wish to allay community fears and reinforce the fact that this incident did not occur and there is no one sought in relation to the matter," a police spokeswoman said.
"The 21-year-old woman is expected to be charged on summons with making a false report to police."
The woman had told police she was startled by a man standing on the dirt track exposing himself.
She said the man tackled her to the ground, removed her pants and then sexually assaulted her on the track.
She told police the attack only stopped when she bit him on the neck. She then fled to a nearby house to raise the alarm.