Thursday, September 6, 2012

Alleged sexual assault at University of North Florida never happened

A UNF student who claimed she had been sexually assaulted at the new UNF Wellness Complex has admitted she made up the story.

The female UNF student originally said she had been sexually assaulted in the women's locker room of the Student Wellness Complex.

She has now told police she made the whole story up, according to a release from the school sent to students.

The University Police Department has charged her with filing a false police report.

The release said over the past year several students have filed false police reports.

The university is encouraging any students feeling overwhelmed or who otherwise are in need of guidance contact the University's on-campus resources available. These include the Counseling Center and the Women's Center.