Sexual assault case fabricated

By R. Scott Lohman

A month-long investigation has proved that an alleged sexual assault near the East Lagoon never took place.

University Police determined that the sexual assault case which was reported on Sept. 17 is “unfounded,” UP Sgt. Ralph Taylor said.

He said the “victim was confronted with the evidence gathered during the investigation and (she) admitted that the abduction and sexual assault at knifepoint did not occur as alleged.”

Early reports said that three white males of muscular build abducted the 20-year-old victim by knifepoint at about 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 and pulled her into a large, gray Dodge vehicle. The victim then was reported to be sexually assaulted three times in an area between Faraday Hall and the East Lagoon. These allegations are false, Taylor said.

At about 6 p.m. the night of the incident, the victim went to Kishwaukee Community Hospital to be checked and was released about three hours later. She is presently receiving treatment through the hospital again, Taylor said.

Reliable sources told The Northern Star that the “victim” has some emotional problems and that is why she is now receiving treatment.

The sources also said the sexual assault was fabricated so that the “victim” could receive a medical examination free of charge.

Jordan Kagan, 7th ward alderman for DeKalb, said that people should be cautious as usual, but students shouldn’t be alarmed.

He also said “students should feel safer, but they should never feel totally safe.”

Falsely reporting a crime is against the law, but Taylor said no charges are expected to be filed against the alleged victim.