By Brian Rokos
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — When a 13-year-old Corona girl reported Nov. 16 that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown person, police found evidence that a crime had occurred - as well as evidence that cast doubt on her story.
Despite questions, the Corona Police Department, fearing that the perpetrator was real and was a threat to others, immediately launched an investigation. Fifteen investigators, some pausing on other cases, took part in several briefings, a drawing of the suspect was sketched, fliers were distributed, officers went door to door, detectives conducted surveillance, video was obtained from businesses and people were questioned.
False reports strain Calif. police