A woman fire officials said was found tied up and injured in a ravine Wednesday night in Weymouth, Massachusetts, fabricated the story, according to police.
Weymouth Police said Thursday afternoon that after an investigation into her assault allegations, the self-proclaimed victim told authorities her entire story was untrue.
Authorities said the 18-year-old called 911 around 8 p.m. Wednesday, but she could not say where she was. Police searched unsuccessfully in the area of Main Street and Route 3.
She was ultimately found in a ravine with duct tape around her hands and feet. Fire officials said she was pulled out with a rope and scoop stretcher. The teen was taken to a hospital, and fire officials said it appeared she suffered significant injuries.
Police said earlier they were investigating the incident as a sexual assault case, but even at that point, they said she was vague and was not cooperating with officers.
She told police she was given a ride by a male friend and dropped off in the area where she was found. She also talked to investigators about meeting different men on a website.
Police say the incident remains under investigation, but that there's no danger to the public.