Police: UGA student rape claim ‘unfounded'

Athens-Clarke County Police determined an alleged rape involving a UGA student never happened, an official said.

Capt. Clarenece Holeman of ACCPD said after reviewing the security tapes from Bourbon Street bar, where the victim originally alleged she was raped in the women's restroom early Tuesday morning, they determined the rape "simply did not happen."

"At no time did it show the alleged victim going into the bathroom, or going into the bathroom with a male," Holeman said.

ACC police have discontinued the investigation.

Police originally met with the 20-year-old woman at Athens Regional Medical Center, where she had been taken by her roommate. Her roommate took her to the hospital because the woman said was having vaginal discomfort that was "not consistent with her having consensual sex with anybody," Holeman said.

The woman admitted she had been drinking and could not recall many details, but Holeman said they still wanted to pursue her complaint as legitimate.

After reviewing the security tapes, Holeman said he believed the woman's alcohol consumption "is exactly what led to this false information."

The woman is not being charged with providing false information, or underage drinking, Holeman said.