Monday, January 3, 2011

September assault report allegedly false

A University of South Dakota freshman could face jail time after filing a false report of sexual assault in North Complex Sept. 12.

Emily Yosten was indicted on a charge of false reporting, a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine, by a Clay County grand jury Nov. 4.

After Yosten, 18, made the report in September, a campus alert was sent out to students informing them of a possible sexual assault and urging them to be cautious of situations that could end in sexual assault.

Yosten could not be reached for comment.

Teddi Gertsma, Clay County state's attorney, and Art Mabry, Vermillion chief of police, both declined to comment.

Yosten's initial court appearance is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Dec. 14 at the Clay County Courthouse.