On October 26, Plymouth State University Police arrested a Plymouth State University student who is charged with a class A misdemeanor of unsworn falsification. Police allege that the student made false reports to them by providing details of an assault that were not factual.
The student formerly reported to police that she was attacked by three unknown male assailants while walking alone in the area of Langdon and Pleasant Streets in Plymouth on September 26.
Her report led to a campus-wide safety alert being distributed to the Plymouth State University community. There was also concern from the community at large and police received requests for extra patrol from citizens who wished to walk in the area of the reported attack.
Subsequent investigation into this report by PSU and Plymouth police departments revealed that the student’s report to the police was not factual.
Although the student has not told police how she actually was injured, she has acknowledged that she knows the person who caused her injuries, and that it was definitely not a random attack.
The student was released on personal recognizance bail, and is scheduled for arraignment on November 14 at 8:30 a.m. in Plymouth District Court.