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Woman Jailed After Filing False Claim Of Sexual Assualt

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Sarah C. Eschbach, 22, allegedly filed a false police report accusing an acquaintance of sexually assaulting her. (Aurora Police Dept.)

Sarah C. Eschbach, 22, allegedly filed a false police report accusing an acquaintance of sexually assaulting her. (Aurora Police Dept.)

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WHEATON, Ill. (STMW) -- A west suburban woman who had consensual sex with a man, then later accused him of rape, has been charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, according to police.

Sarah C. Eschbach, 22, of the 2700 block of Spinner Court in Naperville, turned herself in to Aurora police Thursday night after a felony warrant was issued for her arrest, a release from Aurora police said.

On March 26, Eschbach told police she had been sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old Aurora man she knew at his apartment, the release said. But a police investigation revealed the two engaged in consensual sex and no assault had taken place.

The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office approved a charge of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report and the warrant was issued Tuesday.

Eschbach was being held in the DuPage County Jail on a $1,500 bond.

“Sexual assault is a brutal crime,” Aurora police Cmdr. Paul Nelson said in a statement. “Police take these allegations seriously and investigate them thoroughly. If the allegations prove to be false, charges will be pursued.”

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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