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False reports strain Calif. police

It takes officers' attention off of real crime and causes authorities to question reports that may be legitimate

By Brian Rokos
Riverside Press-Enterprise

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.

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