Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Student cautioned over false sex assault claim

A 17-year-old who falsely said she was sexually assaulted at the University of Sussex has been given a caution for wasting police time.

She claimed that on the 15th of February, she was sexually assaulted on the Falmer campus, but after the police began investigating, she was arrested.

She has since confessed that she made the allegation up.

Det. Insp. Mick Jones, urged victims of sexual assault to continue contacting police. He said: "I want to reassure the public that all allegations of sexual assault are taken extremely seriously and, as in this case, a large number of police resources are used to gather all available evidence."