Counselling for teen after false rape complaint

Last updated 10:04 07/04/2008

Relevant offers

A 19-year-old woman has admitted lying about being sexually assaulted in the coastal settlement of Te Awanga near Hastings last Monday.

Police said the teenager was re-interviewed after they conducted inquiries and examined forensic evidence.

"It is very disappointing and frustrating that this young woman falsely reported a crime," Detective Senior Sergeant Dave de Lange said.

"Considerable time and resources were put into investigating this matter at the expense of other investigations."

The woman has been referred to counselling services.

Police said a decision would be made as to whether charges would be laid against her.


Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Will you stay up to watch the Cricket World Cup final?

Absolutely, I can't wait!

No, I don't care about cricket

Only if NZ is winning

Don't know, maybe

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Follow us

Contact us Dominion

• Reporters: News, Business, Sport, Features
• Newsroom 0800 366 7678
• Website ideas:
Email or tweet us
• Place an ad: Email or call 04 474 0000
• Subscribe: Email or call 0800 50 50 90
• No paper: Call 0800 50 50 90
Start or stop your paper
• View the Digital Edition
• Make your homepage

Family Notices
Celebrations - Dom


View marriage and birth notices from around the region.

Deaths - dom

Death Notices

View obituaries from around the region.