BPD: Report of bike path sexual assault fabricated

Reports that a woman was sexually assaulted on the Kern River bike path Wednesday were unfounded, investigators said early Thursday. The victim fabricated the story, detectives said in a news release.
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Bakersfield Police said a woman fabricated a story of being sexually assaulted by a man on the Kern River bike path Wednesday evening. Reports of the assault near the 500 block of S. Allen Road were unfounded, detectives reported early Thursday woman.

Police reported the woman told them she was on the bike path when she was accosted by a man who then fled eastbound on foot.

In the news release Thursday morning detectives did not say whether the woman would face any charges.
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