SAVANNAH, GA. (January 13, 2014): A 22-year-old Savannah woman has been charged with false report of a crime after admitting that she fabricated a report that she was raped by two men.
Kaleigh Wilson reported Sunday that she was forced to the ground and attacked by two men as she was leaving her residence in the South Victorian District Sunday night.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police transported her to a hospital for an examination and began searching for two men she described as her assailants. Special Victims Unit detectives today charged her with the false report.
“This is a serious issue,” said Metro 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.”