Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NDSU student arrested on suspicion of filing false report tied to rape claim

As reported here:

FARGO – North Dakota State University campus police arrested a 20-year-old female student Tuesday evening on suspicion of falsely reporting a crime to law enforcement.

Mary Gullickson, who resides on campus, was arrested without incident at the campus police station, according to NDSU police Lt. Gregory Stone.

Stone said an investigation into a report of an abduction and sexual assault occurring on campus Sunday evening determined that no abduction or sexual assault took place.

In that report, a woman told police a man wearing a blue ski mask forced her into a large vehicle in a campus parking lot and drove her to another location where he sexually assaulted her before bringing her back to the parking lot.

Stone said Gullickson was the alleged victim in the report.

He added that Gullickson faces a Class A misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a fine of $2,000.

Stone said based on the investigation, police believe there is no specific threat to the campus or surrounding community.


Twist in the sexual assault report at NDSU

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A bizarre twist in a sexual assault we told you about on NDSU's campus.

University Police have arrested the victim in the case.

Police say 20 year old Mary Gullickson made a false report.. And the rape never happened.

She faces up to a year in jail and a 2-thousand dollar fine.

Gullickson told police the assault happened around 8:30 Sunday night, When an unknown man approached her in the H-R Parking lot.

She said the man forced her into a large vehicle - sexually assaulted her and then brought her back to the parking lot.

The report prompted a community alert...

LT. Gregory Stone, with the NDSU Police says, "Investigation indicated there was not an abduction. And a forced sexual assault did not occur as reported. Based on the information, we believe there is not specific threat to the campus or the surrounding community."

Filing a false police report is a class a misdeameanor.