College student made up rape story, sheriff says

College student made up rape story, sheriff says

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Rebekah Lim (Credit: Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office)
  • Story Highlights
  • A University of North Georgia student said a man assaulted her on her evening run.
  • She told officials she was on the Lake Zwerner Reservoir Trail at the time.
  • Cellphone logs determined the woman was never at or near the trail.

A University of North Georgia student is in jail after she made up a story that she was raped during an evening run, the sheriff’s office said.

Rebekah Lim, 19, was arrested Monday, nearly three weeks after she called 911 and said a man raped her on the Lake Zwerner Reservoir Trail just after 7:30 p.m. May 24, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Cellphone logs and video surveillance from the Dahlonega city square and University of North Georgia showed Lim “had falsely reported that she had been raped on the Reservoir Trail and further indicated she was never at or on the Reservoir Trail during the time she alleged the crime had occurred,” according to the sheriff’s office.

In fact, the sheriff’s office said, “investigators were unable to locate any evidence, suspects or witnesses to indicate the crime had taken place as Ms. Lim alleged.”

Lim faces charges of making false statements and writings and concealment of facts, according to jail records. She is being held at the Lumpkin County Detention Center. Bond has not been set.

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