Monday, August 8, 2011

No charges for girl who admitted telling rape lie

Girl lied over ‘rape attempt’

A TEENAGE girl, who claimed someone had tried to rape her on a bridleway, was not telling the truth, police have revealed.

Suffolk Police received a report on June 26 from a 15-year-old who claimed she had been attacked by a man in Red Lodge on June 19.

The girl claimed she was grabbed by the man in a bridleway near Hundred Acre Way at around 6am. According to the teenager, she fought the attacker off before fleeing the scene.

A description of the alleged attacker was also provided – he was said to be wearing a ski mask, hoodie and jeans.

But following an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident, officers have established the attack could not have happened.

After police informed the girl of their findings, she confirmed that the offence did not take place.

Det Chief Inspector Louisa Pepper said: “Anyone reporting a rape or sexual assault in Suffolk will receive support from specially trained officers and have access to specialist facilities at Suffolk’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

“Allegations of this nature are investigated by Suffolk’s Gemini Team – detectives dedicated to investigating serious sexual offences.”

“Suffolk Constabulary is committed to providing a high-quality service to victims of this type of crime where it can be even more difficult to come forward and report what has happened.

A police spokesman also confirmed that no charges of wasting police time were currently being pursued against the girl.