A Seattle-area woman made up a claim about being sexually assaulted that she posted to Facebook because she was "distraught" about the presidential election results.
The Facebook post in question also apparently suggested that local cops were indifferent to the initial rape allegation.
Kirkland, Washington, police investigated the rape accusation and reportedly determined that it was a hoax after detectives finally located her and conducted and interview at her job, the Kirkland Patch and other news outlets reported.
In a news release, Kirkland PD explained that it took a while to find the alleged victim because there was no record in the 911 center of a rape complaint and that the email contained no information about the identity of the person who authored the Facebook post.
"On November 11th the Kirkland Police Department received an email from a concerned citizen who had seen a Facebook post by a female stating she had been the victim of a sexual assault in our city and that the Kirkland Police responded but would not investigate the case or even file a police report. The Kirkland Police Department takes all allegations very seriously and the department conducted an investigation to locate the victim in an effort to bring light to the event...In the sit-down with cops, the woman apparently fessed up about the false rape claim.
"During the interview the female admitted she had fabricated the entire event and no assault had occurred and the Kirkland Police were never called. The female cited her reason for posting the false claim as 'being distraught over the recent election.'"The police statement reaffirmed that all sexual assault allegations are thoroughly investigated and that "False reports such as this can cast doubt on an [agency's] reputation."
In the news release, cops didn't address what exactly about the election caused the woman to be distraught, however.
Authorities have no plans to press charges because the woman "never filed a police report," KOMO News explained.Emotions continue to run high since Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an electoral college landslide, an event that came as a complete surprise to the mainstream news media, and by extension, many U.S. residents as well as people around the world. As suggested by the featured image, the Trump victory has prompted protest marches and demonstrations, with signage, in America and abroad.
Separately, a Boston-area man reportedly admitted to lodging a fake hate crime incident complaint about being accosted by two alleged Trump supporters last week.
'The men used a racial slur, made a reference to lynching and warned him this is Donald 'Trump country now,' according to the report he gave police," the Boston Herald detailed. Malden, Massachusetts, police subsequently determined that the story was a complete fabrication.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, a University of Louisiana-Lafayette student acknowledged that she made up a story about being assaulted, robbed, and having her hijab torn off by two men, one of whom was wearing a Trump hat. The Lafayette Police Department later announced that it was no longer investigating after the alleged victim admitted to the fabrication. According to CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV, authorities plan to charge the woman, age 18, with filing a false report.
In an unrelated incident, a motorist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area reportedly told cops that Donald Trump's presidential win was to blame for an alleged drunk-driving-related, three-car accident that occurred on the evening after Election Day.
The motorist told the Star Tribune after getting out of jail last Monday, however, that she was just being sarcastic when she made a fleeting mention of the president-elect after asking if everyone involved in the accident in the other vehicles were okay. She added that she doesn't really follow politics.
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