Police confirm one of two assaults on women in the area to be false
STEVENS POINT — Two assaults on women in the area have been reported last week, however, one report has been found to be false by local authorities.
According to a news release by the Stevens Point Police Department, On July 1, 2018, at approximately 3:17 a.m., officers were notified that a 28-year-old woman was assaulted while walking home from downtown Stevens Point. This assault took place on Church Street near Matilda Street.
As a result of her injuries, the woman required medical attention. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’05”, thin to medium build, short hair and wearing a dark blue shirt.
The investigation for this incident is ongoing.
However, through social media, Facebook users have linked this incident to a report of a 37-year-old woman who allegedly reported that she was assaulted on June 28 in the area of Church Street and Monroe Street.
After a thorough investigation into the assault, police have since concluded this to be a false report by the alleged victim. Police have come to this conclusion through surveillance footage from several businesses along Church and Division streets, revealing that the victim’s claims were untruthful.
The June 28 assault has been filed as unfounded.