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NDSU student arrested on suspicion of filing false report tied to rape claim

FARGO – North Dakota State University campus police arrested a 20-year-old female student Tuesday evening on suspicion of falsely reporting a crime to law enforcement.

Mary Gullickson, who resides on campus, was arrested without incident at the campus police station, according to NDSU police Lt. Gregory Stone.

Stone said an investigation into a report of an abduction and sexual assault occurring on campus Sunday evening determined that no abduction or sexual assault took place.

In that report, a woman told police a man wearing a blue ski mask forced her into a large vehicle in a campus parking lot and drove her to another location where he sexually assaulted her before bringing her back to the parking lot.

Stone said Gullickson was the alleged victim in the report.

He added that Gullickson faces a Class A misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a fine of $2,000.

Stone said based on the investigation, police believe there is no specific threat to the campus or surrounding community.

Dave Olson, INFORUM

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