Police: Sexual assault reported on U-M's campus Sunday did not occur
The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety stated Monday that a sexual assault involving three men allegedly "groping" a woman did not occur and cancelled the crime alert sent to the university community.
The crime alert was sent Sunday morning and detailed a sexual assault reported between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and midnight Sunday in the 800 block of East Washington Street.
The woman told police she was walking northbound through Ingalls Mall and was taunted by three men with an anti-homosexual slur.
According to the crime alert, one of the men grabbed her multiple times, including her arm and breast, before she pushed him away. The update on Monday stated that never happened.
“Through follow-up investigation, it has been determined that the reported assault did not occur,” the report stated.
Department spokeswoman Diane Brown said there wasn't anything more to add to the alert cancellation. She said it's "too early to tell" if a charge of filing a false police report will be pursued against the woman.