UNG Student Arrested for Filing False Claim of Rape at Reservoir

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UNG Student Rebekah Lim

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies today  charged University of North Georgia student Rebekah Lim with filing a false  police report, claiming she had been raped on a hiking trail near the Dahonega reservoir.

On May 24th, Lim called Lumpkin County 911 and claimed she had been raped. After meeting with Lim several officers, a K9 unit, and an investigator responded to the Reservoir Trail, searching for evidence and suspects.  The following day, they searched the trail again but no evidence was discovered.

Investigators continued to work on the case over the next several days and could not locate any evidence suspects or witnesses to indicate the crime had taken place.

On the contrary, evidence showed that the crime could not possibly have taken place as Lim alleged. Out of an abundance of caution and public safety, Investigators continued working on the case for the following week, approaching the case from all possible angles. During the investigation, video surveillance cameras on the square of the City of Dahlonega and UNG campus were viewed, as well as Lim’s cell phone logs.

All evidence gained during the investigation showed that Ms. Lim had falsely reported that she had been raped on the Reservoir Trails and further indicated she was never at or on the trail during the time she alleged the crime had occurred.

Investigators presented the evidence before the Magistrate Court Judge and a warrant for Lim’s arrest was signed. Subsequently, Lim was arrested at her apartment and charged with False Statements (Felony). She is currently at Lumpkin County Detention Center and a bond has not been set at this time.

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