Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jogger Lied About Sexual Assault

A woman who earlier this month told police she had been sexually assaulted while jogging on Morningside Drive has admitted to making the story up, police said Wednesday.

Officer Jeffrey Nielsen said that while interviewing the woman about the incident, detectives found that the statements she gave were inconsistent with her initial report of the assault on Nov. 11.

"[Police are] reaching out to the community to inform citizens that this crime did not occur in an effort to calm the fears of those affected by the reporting of it," Nielsen said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

He added that there will be no charges filed against the woman.

Link: http://www.courant.com/community/milford/hc-milford-sex-assault-1124-20111123,0,4528744.story