Detectives have charged a female youth after she made a false statement to police in relation to an alleged kidnapping and sexually assault at Grafton in November last year.
About 7.30pm on 6 November, officers from the Coffs Harbour Joint Investigation Response Team received a report in relation to the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
It was reported to police the girl had been taken from outside a high school in Grafton by a group of people in a red Daihatsu Charade, before allegedly being sexually assaulted.
Following extensive investigations by police, the 15-year-old was subsequently charged on Monday 21 September at Grafton Police Station, with make false accusation.
She has been granted bail to appear at Grafton Children’s Court on 23 November this year.
Joint Investigation Response Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Paul Devaney said: “The NSW Police Force takes all matters of sexual assault very seriously and thoroughly investigate all matters.
“Making a false report to police however, is a criminal offence and does place unnecessary strain on police time and resources.”
Anyone with information about a sexual assault is urged to contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.