UPDATE: Wed 3:24 PM, Oct. 23, 2013
A 17-year-old girl is expected to be charged with falsifying a police report after investigators say she lied about being abducted and sexually assaulted.
According to WISN-TV, the girl initially stated on Sept. 24 she was jogging on Koval Road east of Lyndon Station when she was forced into a silver SUV, taken to a wooded area and sexually assaulted. She said she was taken back to her original location.
Investigators said the girl made inconsistent statements in follow-up interviews and admitted Tuesday she made up the story so she wouldn’t get in trouble for coming home late after meeting with a boy.
The case is one of four cases in Juneau and Sauk counties prompting officials to caution residents about attempted abductions.
ORIGINAL STORY: Wed 10:12 AM, Oct. 23, 2013
Juneau County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public's help to identifying the suspect in three sexual assault incidents that may be connected.
According to WISN-TV, On Sept. 24 around 4:45 p.m. a 17-year-old girl was jogging on Koval Road between 65th Street and Highway N in Lyndon Station when a man stopped and asked if she needed a ride.
Deputies said when the girl told the man she did not need a ride, he got out of his vehicle, grabbed her and forced her into the back seat of his vehicle. The man told her if she screamed or ran he would harm her, according to the release. Then he got into the vehicle and drove to an unknown wooded location.
Deputies said the man then jumped into the back seat of the vehicle and sexually assaulted the girl. Then he drove her back to where he picked her up on Koval Road and let her out.
The suspect is described as a middle aged white man, around 6' tall, and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds. His vehicle is described as a silver or tan smaller SUV.
Another female reported a similar incident to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office last week. She told deputies a Sport SUV crossover-type vehicle followed her home to her residence in the village of Lyndon Station Thursday night.
The vehicle eventually left and drove east on Highway 12/16, deputies said.
Another incident was reported to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office in early September on Highway 33 east of Manmound Road, according WISN-TV. The alleged victim refuses to cooperate with law enforcement.
Officials ask anyone with information about any of the incidents to contact the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office at 608-847-5649 or Crime Stoppers at 608-847-9123.
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