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False NIC Rape Report Brings Citation

The woman who reported a rape at North Idaho College last week has been ticketed by the city police department for filing a false report. She was charged with the misdemeanor offense after detectives re-interviewed her Tuesday. “We discovered that her report did not match the facts that we uncovered,” said Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Christie Wood. “At this point we’ll let the court process take place.” Police received a report Thursday alleging that a male dressed in women’s clothing waited for her in the first floor bathroom of the Meyer Health Science Building and raped her there on the morning of Jan. 30/CDA Press. More here.

Question: What affect does a fake report like this have on the community?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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