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Medford police say woman filed false rape claim

Medford police said they wrongly arrested a man after a woman filed a rape claim that was later found to be false.

boston medford false report Medford police are searching for this woman, who allegedly filed a false rape claim.
Credit: Medford police

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.

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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.

Anyone with information is asked to call 781-391-6767.

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