By Pius Aghadiuno Published 06/13/2017 22:25:00 | Views: 970
Rebekah Lim

LUMPKIN COUNTY, GA – A University of North Georgia student is behind bars after falsely reporting to police that she had been on a popular lake trail in Lumpkin County.

According to a news release from the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, Rebekah Lim, 19, called 911 just after 8:30 p.m. on May 24 to report the crime, saying she had been running along the Reservoir Trails in Dahlonega when a man began following her and then sexually assaulted her.

When officers arrived at the Sunset Suites on the UNG campus, Lim described her attacker as a white man in late 20s to 40s with short brown hair, a beard, and black shirt, according to deputies.

Officers immediately searched the trail, but no evidence was found. Investigators continued to search for days without finding any evidence, suspects nor witnesses to confirm that the crime had taken place.

After checking surveillance cameras from the City of Dahlonega and UNG campus and Kim’s cell phone records, investigators determined that Lim wasn’t even on the trail at the time she claimed the sexual assault took place.

A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was taken into custody on Monday at her apartment at the North Georgia Suites.

She is currently at the Lumpkin County Detention Center and is facing felony charges of making false statements. No bond has been issued.

By Pius Aghadiuno 06/13/2017 22:25:00

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