Fargo police say a 20-year-old woman admitted to filing a false police report about a rape on Sunday, Forum Communications reports.
In fact, the woman had sought out a "rape fantasy" encounter with a stranger on Craigslist, and her boyfriend had forced her to file a rape report, in which she claimed she had been abducted and assaulted, she told police.
Mary Kate Gullickson, of Fargo, was charged in Cass County District Court with a single Class A misdemeanor count of false information to law enforcement, Forum reported.
News of the rape investigation sent a wave of worry through the North Dakota State University campus, Forum reported. NDSU police sent an email notifying people on campus that they had had a report of a man in a blue ski mask forcing a student into a vehicle in a campus parking lot and then returning her to the spot after the sexual assault.