LATE BREAKING DEVELOPMENT IN STORY PRINTED IN THIS WEEK’S TRIBUNE – Kittitas County, WA -07/17/2013 – Sheriff’s Detectives have determined that the Cle Elum woman who reported being attacked by an unknown male while camping at French Cabin Creek camp grounds in the morning hours of July 15, 2013 made up the story.
Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report from a 25 year old female who claimed to have been assaulted by an unknown white or Hispanic male while 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.”

During a final interview this afternoon, the woman acknowledged that she had made up the entire story to cover a relationship.

The Sheriff’s Office will file charges for false reporting.

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