State police say woman lied about rape at Lake Nockamixon

Erin McCarthy, Staff Writer

Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:30 PM

Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County, where police say a woman made a false report of a rape.

A woman who told police she was abducted and raped on Monday at a state park in Bucks County has now said she lied about the attack, Pennsylvania state police said Thursday.

Her story was fabricated, according to police, and there was no “immediate threat” to the public.

Police said they had no additional comment about the case Thursday evening, but a news release did indicate the investigation would continue.

Authorities said the woman’s admission came after several days of thorough investigation and interviews.

The woman reported that she was attacked between 5 and 7 p.m., police said, at Nockamixon State Park in Haycock Township. She said she was at a fishing pier off Lake Nockamixon when two men forced her into a silver, four-door sedan, then took her to another part of the 5,000-acre park and raped her, police said.

The woman described her alleged attackers as white men between the ages of 20 and 25, police said, and gave detailed descriptions of their height, clothing and hair color.

It was not clear Thursday why the woman lied about the attack or whether she would be charged.

Nationally, studies estimate that false claims of sexual assault amount to 2 percent to 10 percent of reports.

Erin McCarthy, Staff Writer

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