ILION —A 24-year-old Ilion woman has been charged with lying to police about being abducted and sexually assaulted earlier this week, village police said.
Eve Marie Stevens, of East North Street, was charged Thursday with knowingly making a punishable false written statement, a misdemeanor, police said.
Stevens allegedly reported to police on Tuesday that she had been forcibly abducted and sexually assaulted earlier that day, police said.
But following an investigation, police said, Stevens admitted to police two days later that she had in fact intentionally lied and gave a false written statement to police because she was angry over comments that another person had said to her.
Police did not release the name of the male individual whom Stevens had wrongfully accused.
Stevens was released on a ticket to appear in Ilion Village Court on Tuesday.