Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Claims About Possible Rape, Being Tossed from Van False, Sheriff's Office Says

Two teen-age girls who told authorities they were thrown out of a van after one of the girls was sexually assaulted were ultimately found to have been at an all-night house party — and not telling the truth about the events of the night.

Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office were called to Panera Bread at 6:38 a.m. Monday morning after an 18-year-old girl called 911 to say her 17-year-old friend "may have been raped" and that the two girls, both from Clinton Township, were thrown from a red van near the Rochester Road restaurant.

When the deputies arrived at the scene, the 17-year-old girl had disappeared; she was discovered two hours later sleeping at a friend's home on Parke Street in Rochester Hills, according to a sheriff's office report.

The Rochester Hills Fire Department was called to transport the girl to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center; when fire department personnel arrived, "the 17-year-old female was found to be highly intoxicated and had taken some prescription pills ... the victim became combative toward fire department personnel and was out of control and had to be restrained," the report stated.

An investigation determined there was no criminal sexual assault and that the girl had gotten into a fight with another female at the all-night party before she and her friend were dropped off at Panera Bread.

The 17-year-old girl was released to her mother.

It was not immediately known if the two girls would face any charges.

Link: http://rochester.patch.com/articles/claims-about-possible-rape-being-tossed-from-van-false-deputies-say