Investigation Closed On Alleged Sexual Assault

A two-month long investigation into an alleged sexual assault by the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office is over.

The reported victim of the assault has admitted the story was fabricated. Sheriff’s detectives questioned the woman at length this week and found there were a number of factors in her story that did not add up. Investigators did say the woman was under considerable emotional stress.

The search for a suspect described in a sketch by the woman has been called off. No charges will be filed against the woman. Detectives say the case is now considered closed.

Reports from the day the incident took place state that Troopers from the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol first responded to the scene on Wintergreen Road, just north of Lore City, on February 21st at around 9 p.m. after they received a report of a woman lying in the roadway. Troopers arrived to find the victim, a 27-year-old Bellaire woman, badly beaten and incoherent, and immediately requested medics from United Ambulance to the scene.

The woman told deputies she had been assaulted by an unknown assailant and was transported to Southeastern Med in Cambridge for treatment of hypothermia and what were described as incapacitating injuries.

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