A 20-year-old woman told police that a masked black man raped her in a Brooklyn park Saturday — but recanted her story hours later, saying it never happened, cops said.
The woman, who is white, showed up at the Woodhull Hospital Emergency Room at about 2:15 a.m. claiming she was raped.
She said her fictitious attacker cut her blouse and bra with a knife before forcing himself on her at Rodney Park North in Williamsburg about 12:15 a.m.
She said the suspect — supposedly 6-feet-5 and 220 pounds — scratched her chest.
The alleged victim, whose clothes were torn and had visible injuries, appeared quite believable as she gave investigators specific details about the attacker, law enforcement sources said.
She claimed her rapist was wearing a black beanie as well as the mask, the sources said. He also had a knife with a silver and grey handle, she claimed.
Cops spent hours searching for evidence and surveillance video that could lead them to the woman’s attacker. They even peppered the neighborhood with fliers asking anyone in the neighborhood with information about the attack to come forward, officials said.
Yet hours after searching, the woman admitted she lied about the whole thing, police said.
It was not immediately clear why she made the story up.
No criminal charges are expected to be filed against her, police said.
SOURCE: KELDY ORTIZ, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, RYAN SIT, BARRY PADDOCK
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