This is the second time that this has happened in the past year at Arkansas.
The Arkansas Traveler reports.
Student’s False Sexual Assault Claims Go to Trial
A UA student has been accused of falsely reporting a sexual assault and faces felony charges, UAPD officials said.
Junior Lindsey Sweetin pleaded not guilty to charges of filing a false police report at her arraignment. A court date was scheduled for Aug. 18.
Police said the false report was made March 9 after 20-year-old Sweetin claimed a man she did not know groped her in the Harmon Parking Garage on Feb. 26. Testimony from witnesses and video camera evidence could not support Sweetin’s claims. After further investigation, she admitted her claims were false.
“Individuals needs to be held accountable for their actions,” said Capt. Gary Crain of UAPD. “In this case, what was reported to the police did not happen, and therefore, just like anyone else who commits a crime, they have to be held responsible.”
This has happened at the UofA before, Crain said.