Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another young Boulder woman fabricates sex assault story, police say

For the second time in three weeks, Boulder police report, a young woman has falsely reported a sexual assault.

Allyson M. Manley, 18, told police that a stranger tried to sexually assault her in October near Big Horn Street and Star Lane in north Boulder. Tuesday, she was cited for false reporting, after she admitted she made up the story.

The University of Colorado's student directory lists an Allyson Marie Manley as an English major.

On Jan. 26, Nina Fiorillo, a 20-year-old University of Colorado, was issued a summons for the same offense of false reporting after admitting she concocted a story about being attacked by a stranger in the University Hill neighborhood.

Both women face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $750.

Fiorillo told police she made up the story after her boyfriend refused to walk her home from a party.

Manley told police she was attacked at about 2:30 a.m. when she was walking alone by a man who left in a car that looked like a taxi cab, Boulder police said today.

She called police to the scene, who searched the area, while she was taken to a hospital.

Police sought leads and sent potential evidence to a crime lab.

"Investigators determined the initial statements provided by Ms. Manley conflicted with the information they had gathered," Boulder police said in a statement this afternoon. "In a recent interview with police, Manley admitted that she fabricated the story."