Diigo Post Excerpt:
The male summer camp student who reported a man attempted to rape him on the Iowa City pedestrian mall in the middle of the afternoon last week made up the story, police said Wednesday.
The Iowa City Police Department is not filing charges against the juvenile. The department also is not releasing his name, as it doesn’t identify juveniles. He was attending a summer camp at the University of Iowa, but left Iowa City after reporting the attack on July 15.
The alleged victim was taken to the hospital last Monday after he reported being attacked around 1 p.m. in an alley off of the pedestrian mall. He told police his assailant was a slender white male, about six foot three inches tall.
After interviewing three to five witnesses who knew the alleged victim, Iowa City Police Lt. Doug Hart said their stories were inconsistent with the information the alleged victim had provided. From there, the investigator on the case spoke with the juvenile who admitted the incident did not occur, he said.