NJ student charged with false campus assault claim

November 30, 2010 4:38:30 PM PST
Police have charged a Seton Hall student with filing a false claim that she was sexually assaulted on the school's South Orange campus.

Police say the 18-year-old woman from Williamsburg, Va., has been issued a summons for filing a false report to law enforcement officials and given a Dec. 6 court date.

The student's name has not been released. She faces a maximum possible penalty of six months in jail for the disorderly persons offense.

Officials said Friday that the student had changed her story after first reporting she'd been confronted by a male assailant on Nov. 16 while walking to her residence hall from a campus library.

Police said Tuesday their investigation found there had been no sexual assault on campus.

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