Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sheriff: woman arrested after false report of sexual assault

A Madison County woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after authorities said she falsely reported a man she met in a bar had sexually assaulted her.

Sheriff's deputies were called to an Alton hospital at 3:19 a.m. Friday where Nicole L. Mitchell, 24 of 110 Cardot Street in East Alton, told them she met a man at a bar in Cottage Hills and gave him a ride home. There, she said, the man sexually assaulted her.

But investigators said the Mitchell's story and the evidence don't add up. They determined her claims were false and that no sexual assault took place.