Medford police are trying to locate a woman who claimed that she was raped, prompting officers to arrest a man only to release him later.
Police recently posted surveillance photos of the woman online in an attempt to identify her.
According to police, the woman said she was sexually assaulted late last month by a Medford man. Based on the detailed statement she provided, police arrested the man.
However, after a follow-up investigation, police determined that the woman lied about the assault and her identity. They then released the man from custody.
Police want to charge the woman with filing a false report.
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Anyone with information is asked to call 781-391-6767.
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