Friday, March 25, 2011

Woman accused of filing false rape report

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with public mischief for falsely claiming she had been the victim of an attempted sexual assault in the town of The Pas, RCMP say.

Kylie Ann Beaton is scheduled to appear in court April 4 after allegedly admitting to RCMP she lied Feb. 20 when reporting the attack, which she had claimed occurred as she walked home, police said.

Mounties said the woman eventually admitted to lying when investigators questioned her about inconsistencies in her account of the attack.

Before that, police said, they issued a detailed description and sketch of a suspect — one whom they ultimately found doesn't exist.

The description led to several anonymous tips from the public in the area.

The Pas is located 600 km northwest of Winnipeg.