Monday, August 27, 2012

U.Conn. Police: Sex assault claim false

Police at the University of Connecticut say a report that a group of men struck a woman with a skateboard and sexually assaulted her is false.

According to police, the woman reported the alleged attack early Saturday at Storrs campus. Police investigated by reviewing security camera footage and conducting more than one interview with the person who made the complaint. They say that they learned the incident did not occur and that the person who made the complaint "falsely reported the assault."

After receiving the report, police issued an alert warning through the university's emergency alert notification system. They did not say if charges would be filed.