A 19-year-old student at the University of North Georgia has been accused of filing a false rape report.
According to The New York Post, citing the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, police arrested Rebekah Lim yesterday “after investigators determined she lied about her May 24 police report.”
The outlet states that on May 24, Lim “called 911 and said that a man raped her when running on the Lake Zwerner Reservoir Trail in Dahlonega, Georgia.”
When authorities arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered no evidence of a rape. After reviewing video surveillance and phone logs, they reportedly determined Lim was lying.
A statement from the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office reads, “all evidence gained during the investigation showed that Ms. Lim had falsely reported that she had been raped on the Reservoir Trails and further indicated she was never at or on the Reservoir Trail during the time she alleged the crime had occurred.”
The statement goes on to declare that Lim has been charged with a felony count of making false statements and is being held at the Lumpkin County Detention Center.
“A bond has not been set at this time,” the statement concludes.
In other news related to rape hoaxes, Rolling Stone magazine has reached a $1.65 million settlement with a University of Virginia fraternity in connection with false rape accusations made against it.
As reported earlier, the defamation suit originated in 2015, when Rolling Stone’s article “A Rape On Campus” accusing members of the fraternity of gang raping a female student was deemed to be false.
The story caused significant damage to the fraternity’s reputation, resulting in fierce protests.