U-M student who said she was sexually assaulted by 4 men recants story
The 18-year-old woman who told police early Sunday morning she was sexually assaulted by four men has recanted her story and could be charged with filing a false police report.
The University of Michigan student told police she made up the incident following a police investigation, according to a statement from Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes
“After a comprehensive investigation by the Ann Arbor Police Department, it has been determined that the incident did not occur,” Pfannes said. “The student has admitted to fabricating her report. The case will be sent to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for review.”
University of Michigan officials sent out a campus crime alert Sunday stating four men approached the woman and dragged her into an alley on Hill Street between Church and Tappan streets. She alleged the men sexually assaulted her at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The woman had been drinking at two fraternity parties before the incident and friends at the second party had called a cab to take her home, according to police. However, she apparently got tired of waiting and decided to walk to a friend’s house.
The woman was treated at the University of Michigan Hospital, according to police.
There is no immediate timetable known for prosecutors to determine whether the student will be charged with filing a false police report.