Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Police: Teen Falsely Reports Incident, Claims Sexual Assault While in a Taxi

Police arrested a 16-year-old female from Yorktown for making a false statement.

On Nov. 12 at 12:30 a.m. the teen reported to police she had been sexually groped by a taxi driver while she took a local cab home from a friend's house. The incident, she alleged, had occurred the previous day at 7 p.m.

Detective Timothy Tausz was assigned to investigate and found the facts surrounding the incident were not true, police said.

On Dec. 29, the girl, whose name police did not release, surrendered herself to police. She was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor.

She was released to her grandmother and is due in court on Jan. 27.

Link: http://yorktown.patch.com/articles/police-teen-falsely-reports-incident-claims-sexual-assault-while-in-a-taxi