Police: Alleged Sex Assault Victim Recants StoryFigure THAT one out. Crying wolf is a terrible thing to do.
Woman Charged With Filing False Public Report
POSTED: 4:11 pm EDT July 20, 2010
UPDATED: 6:09 am EDT July 21, 2010
PORTLAND, Maine -- Portland police said the woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted on the Back Cove on Monday night has recanted her story.
Detectives said the woman claimed she was attacked by five men on a jogging path on Portland's Baxter Boulevard around 9:30 p.m.
Officers said Tuesday afternoon the sexual assault never happened.
Tuesday night police said Maryanne Morin, 22, of Portland was summonsed on a charge of filing a false public report.
For those who would like to read on, there is more extensive coverage of the story on the Portland Press Herald site: