Monday’s report by a 16 year old girl that she had been sexually assaulted in a popular restaurant’s outside bathroom has been determined to be a hoax.
Newport Police report that the girl was claiming to have been assaulted and then bound and gagged with duct tape and left in a restroom. However, when the allegation was made, the girl had already “freed herself” and was walking down the street about a block and a half from the restaurant.
Police talked with her and began looking for suspects. Police were seen talking to several young men in the restaurant parking lot.
Meanwhile the girl was transported to PCH for an exam.
Today, Newport Police declared the girl’s story a complete fabrication and issued her a class C misdemeanor citation for filing a false police report. No motive was indicated as to what prompted the girl’s behavior.