Woman Admits Faking Attack Claim at Duke
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Aaron Graves, Duke’s associate vice president for safety and security, said Tuesday that the woman, whom police said is 21 but whose name they withheld, admitted she was not near Duke at the time she claimed to have been attacked last Thursday evening after leaving the hospital.
The woman is not a Duke employee or a student, Graves said.
“Sexual assault is a very serious matter, and I hope this unfortunate incident will not deter anyone who is a victim of such a crime from reporting what happened and seeking assistance,” Graves said.
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