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UNG student arrested for falsely reporting rape

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Source: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office Source: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office

A student at the University of North Georgia is behind bars after falsely reporting to police that she had been raped while running on a trail.

Rebekah Lim called 911 to report the crime just after 8:30 p.m. on May 24, saying she had been running along the Reservoir Trails in Dahlonega when she was sexually assaulted.

The trail was immediately searched and no evidence was found. Investigators continued to search for days without finding any evidence of the crime. After checking surveillance cameras and her personal cell phone logs, investigators determined that Lim wasn't even on the trail at the time she claimed the sexual assault took place.

A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was taken into custody on Monday at her apartment at the North Georgia Suites.

She is currently at the Lumpkin County Detention Center and is facing felony charges of making false statements. No bond has been issued.

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