ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Kittitas County authorities say they will seek charges of false reporting against a woman who told deputies she was attacked by a stranger while was camping.
Sheriff’s detectives have determined the Cle Elum woman made up the story about being attacked while camping at French Cabin Creek campgrounds early Monday, according to a news release issued by the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said 25-year-old woman told them she had been assaulted by an unknown man while she was in her sleeping bag.
“The investigation took a turn when the detectives were unable to verify certain details or locate the witnesses the woman named. She also changed certain details when the detective attempted to clarify her story,” according to the news release.
Deputies said that during an interview Wednesday afternoon, the woman acknowledged that she had made up the entire story to cover a relationship.