CMPD: Woman who recanted rape story won't face charges

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A woman who claimed she was dragged into an uptown alley and raped is recanting her story.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said she will not face charges.
        
Police said the woman told them she was attacked while walking by herself near 3rd and College streets Saturday morning.
        
The woman even sat down for an interview with Channel 9 Monday.

Watch that interview here
        
But now police said she confessed she made up the story.
    
Channel 9 talked to residents who say they feel safer knowing it was a lie.

“It's comforting. I never had felt unsafe in Charlotte so I was quite surprised to hear the story,” said resident Gina Wheeling.

Investigators said they had questions almost immediately about her story and she refused to let medical officials take physical evidence.

They called her back in for questioning after reviewing security cameras and that's when she admitted it wasn't true.


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