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Sheriff: Woman lied about assault in Wake park

Posted October 27, 2008 5:01 p.m. EDT

— A woman who reported that two men attempted to sexually assault her in Yates Mill Park last week made up the story, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Monday.

The woman told authorities that two men attacked her on a walking trail at the park, off Lake Wheeler Road in southwestern Wake County, last Monday afternoon but that they ran off when they heard a noise.

The park was closed for about 90 minutes while deputies and a police dog searched it and nearby neighborhoods.

Harrison said no charges would be filed against the woman.