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Student admits assault claim was false

September 11, 2009



An Indiana State University student told police today she filed a false report with police alleging she was sexually assaulted in her residence hall.

Erin Conley, a 19-year-old freshman, admitted to investigators in a written statement that the report she filed with university police on Sept. 8 was false, ISU Police Chief Bill Mercier said.

Conley told investigators she had consensual sex with the man she previously claimed had raped her, Mercier said.

University police cited Conley for false informing, a class-B misdemeanor. She is scheduled to appear in Terre Haute City Court on Sept. 16.

Contact: Bill Mercier, director of public safety, Indiana State University, 812-237-7829 or



Story Highlights

An ISU student told police today she filed a false report alleging she was sexually assaulted. The student has been charged with false informing, a class-B misdemeanor

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