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Student Recants Sexual Assault Story

Prosecutors will decide if charges should be filed against a woman who admits to reporting a crime that didn't happen.

An Eastern Kentucky University student claimed she was sexually assaulted Tuesday night on campus, but then admitted to making it all up.

The woman originally claimed while walking near the Meditation Chapel in the middle of campus when she was approached by two men who she said attacked her and tried to steal her purse.

That triggered school officials to issue an alert, but late Wednesday afternoon, the student told police she made it all up.

Campus officials are now looking into why the woman made the claim.

Officials at Eastern Kentucky University turned over their investigation to the prosecutor's office on Thursday morning.


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