Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Crystal Lake Attack

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (CBS) — A woman could be in big trouble after Crystal Lake police say she made up a story about being attacked in an alley in the northwest suburb.

The 38-year-old woman told police around 4 p.m. June 6 that she had been attacked while walking alone in the alley on the east side of Williams Street, between Woodstock and Brinks streets. Police have not said what the woman claimed to have happened in the attack.

Police had spent more than two weeks tracking down leads and canvassing the area for witnesses, and they sought the assistance of outside law enforcement agencies.

But on Wednesday, investigators interviewed the purported victim a second time, and concluded that her claim was not true. The woman later admitted that she had made up the story of the attack.

Police have now forwarded the investigation to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s office, where prosecutors will decide whether to charge the woman for making up the attack.

  • FR

    What if some poor Joe was in the area and was remembered and identified for some harmless minor disturbance. He would be falsely imprisoned.

  • Lin

    WHO DOES THIS???? Stupidity like this is why REAL VICTIMS have to relive their nightmare over and over and over. This LIAR should get the maximum sentence and fines allowed by the law. In addition to that, this whack job should be forced into counseling. Yes, FR… some poor guy would have been arrested and charged for something he did not do. AGAIN another reason why this LIAR should get the maximum penalty allowed.

    • Hog

      Who does this you ask? Fat, ugly, lonely girls do.

      • Affi Davit

        Or illegals trying to cash in on the VAWA or U-Visa.

        Those rules need to be reworded so as not to award

        somebody for making false claims and allegations at

        the expense of innocent people.

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