Prosecutors Review Evidence in False Rape Report at UC Santa Cruz

Stephen Baxter

March 13, 2013 

SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz County prosecutors Wednesday reviewed the 911 call of a woman who made a false rape report at UC Santa Cruz but have not decided whether to press charges against her.”We will have a decision as soon as we get all the reports and tapes from UCSC,” said District Attorney Bob Lee.

The 21-year-old woman, who authorities have not named and is not a UCSC student, said she was attacked Feb. 17.

On Feb. 28, UCSC Police Chief Nader Oweis said the woman admitted that she “fabricated” the report. The woman had bruises and described the fictitious attacker to an artist who produced a composite sketch.

If she is charged with filing a false police report, she could face 6 months in jail, counseling or restitution, prosecutors said.