Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lyndon woman accused of falsifying sex-assault report

LYNDON — A Lyndon woman who reported she was sexually assaulted in her apartment last week now is accused of making up the story, the Caledonian County Special Investigations Unit said Monday.

Kayla Cowdrey, 20, was issued a citation to appear Dec. 13 in Vermont Superior Court in St. Johnsbury to answer the charge of false information to a law-enforcement officer, Vermont State Police Detective Ben Katz said in a statement.

Investigators responded Wednesday evening to the Back Center Road apartment for a reported burglary and a complaint of an aggravated sexual assault. The woman provided a complete description of the purported attacker, and police turned to the media with a composite sketch in an effort to catch the suspect.

"During the course of the investigation, numerous inconsistencies were discovered," Katz said in a news release.

Monday, police said, Cowdrey admitted the complaint wasn’t true.