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Rape Victim Changes Her Story

Rape Victim Changes Her Story

Posted - Sep. 17, 2003 at 5:01 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- About a week ago we told you about a young woman who claimed she had been raped by two men impersonating police officers.

Today The Salt Lake County Sheriff's office released a statement saying that in fact the 19-year old victim was not telling the whole truth.

It supposedly all happened in the Fort Union Area last week, but now the woman says it was only one man, and he didn't pull her over pretending to be a cop.

Detectives say there is evidence she was a victim of sexual assault, but they're just not sure how it happened. So why did she lie?

Capt. Dave Burdett, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "Don't know the motivation behind it yet. We're questioning everything. We're working with her on a new composite sketch, what part was factual, what part was not. Also with the vehicle description, we're doing the same thing."

Detectives say, to her credit, she came to them on her own to change her story.

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