CMPD says woman admits to lying about rape

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After days of investigating, a woman admitted to fabricating a story about rape to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the department says.

She told investigators it happened early Saturday morning in the 300 block of South College Street.

Police say her boyfriend reported she left an uptown bar by herself, and was then confronted by a man who raped her. The woman even said she lost her tooth in the attack.

Officers began conducting interviews and reviewing surveillance tapes from nearby businesses.

Then, in a follow-up interview on Thursday, police say the woman admitted she was never raped and the story started after getting into a verbal argument with her boyfriend. According to CMPD, the woman told officers she knocked out her tooth in an earlier fall.

In this last week, police stepped up patrols in the area and put resources into this investigation. However, the woman will not be charged. Police say they do not want to discourage legitimate victims from coming forward.


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