A 22-year-old Savannah woman was charged with false report of a crime after she admitted to investigators she’d fabricated a report she’d been raped by two men.
Kaleigh Wilson reported to Savannah-Chatham police Sunday she’d been forced to the ground and attacked by two men as she was leaving her residence in the South Victorian District Sunday night.
Officers transported her to a local hospital for examination and began searching for the men she’d described as her assailants, said police spokesman Julian Miller.
Special Victims Unit detectives Monday charged her with filing the false report, Miller said.
“This is a serious issue,” said Metro Interim Police Chief Julie Tolbert. “Our officers and detectives take special care with Special Victims cases and the extent of our investigations is substantial and expensive. False reports not only waste time and money, but they unnecessarily alarm the community and could discourage actual victims from reporting crimes.”