Friday, April 19, 2013

Teen Made Up Rape Report, Bath Police Say: Girl will be charged for saying she was assaulted at Revere High School basketball game

Reported here:
By Debbie Palmer

A 15-year-old girl is being charged with making a false police report after claiming she was raped at a Revere High School basketball game in December.

The girl told police she was assaulted by a white male teen during a boys basketball game Dec. 7.

But Police Chief Michael McNeely said in a press release that "the allegation was determined to be false after a lengthy and thorough investigation by Bath police."

Evidence collected during the investigation disproved her report, and the girl later admitted the report was false, the news release said.

The charge against the girl, a first-degree misdemeanor, is pending in Summit County Juvenile Court.

Bath police credited cooperation by the Revere Local Schools administration with helping close the case.