College Student Admits She Lied About Fighting Off Rapist With Pencil
Over a week has passed since a student reported that she had to fight off a rapist at Riverside City College by stabbing him in the neck with a pencil. And now school officials are saying that the student lied and made the story up.
College officials sent out a statement today saying that the 18-year-old woman admitted she made up what happened, reported The Press-Enterprise. "Video footage, the lack of physical evidence, including blood or the pencil, and other factors led investigators to question the student’s claims," officials said. It's not clear though why the student lied.
The woman first reported that the incident took place around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 14. She said that when she went into one of the restrooms on campus, a man attacked her from behind while she was washing her hands, and attempted to rape her. She said she was able to fight him off by stabbing him with the pencil.
College spokesman Robert Schmidt said that the campus police is expected to file false report charges against the student, and the school plans on seeking disciplinary actions against her.
However, they haven't ruled out the possibility that there is a man who was seen walking in and out of a women's restroom that day, and are looking into that.