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Pr. George's police still investigating possible rape at college

Matt Zapotosky

Update, May 7:

On Thursday, Prince George's County police said a female student who reported being raped on the campus of Prince George's Community College had "ended up recanting the rape itself." Now, the police are recanting.

Capt. Misty Mints, one of the department's top spokespeople, said Friday the case is "still under investigation" and the woman "absolutely did not recant the rape."

"There was sexual contact that was consensual, but she is not recanting the fact that she was indeed raped," Mints said.

The suspect, she said, has been released, but charges are possible.

Officer Evan Baxter, another spokesman who told a reporter Thursday the woman "ended up recanting the rape itself," said Friday he did not remember saying that, and that such details of an investigation were "above my pay grade."

Mints said the situation was a "miscommunication."

Original Post, May 6:
Investigators with the Prince George’s County Police Department have determined that an alleged sexual assault on the Largo campus of Prince George’s Community College Wednesday was a consensual encounter, a police spokesman said Thursday.

Officer Evan Baxter, the spokesman, said investigators have released the man they had in custody for the incident without criminal charges.

The woman, whom college officials identified as a community college student, had told police Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted outside the Center for Advanced Technology. Baxter said the woman “ended up recanting the rape itself,” and she acknowledged the activity between her and the man was consensual. Baxter said police had recovered some physical evidence during their investigation but he could not say what it was.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  May 7, 2010; 5:07 PM ET
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Sounds like we have another Crystal Gail Mangum!

Posted by: checkered1 | May 6, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

A "Prince Georges County college student"?
That is one helluva oxymoron.

Posted by: PercyKution | May 6, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, since she has recanted, and is therefore not a victim of sexual assault, won't the Washington Post name her?

She was willing to ruin the reputation of her "lover" with a false allegation of rape. Don't you think there should be some consequences for her? If not charges of filing a false report with police, then perhaps reputational damage akin to that which she sought to inflict on an innocent man?

Why not publish her name, WaPo? Or is full reporting about allegations of sexual violence, and false allegations, limited to stories that denigrate men?

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | May 6, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

RealityCheckerInEffect | May 6, 2010 8:00 PM
Hit the nail on the head! Why is there no parity for males who have been falsely accused of rape? He should file suit for defamation of character and filing a false report. Her name should be published in the paper to reveal to others who this witch is so they can avoid any contact with her. What a scumbag!

Posted by: OhBrother67 | May 6, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

I agree with OhBrother67. AND this only makes it more difficult for women who really have been raped to be believed by cops and detectives. This isn't a game and the perpetrator in this case is the woman who made a false claim. She should be punished for making false allegations and wasting the time of PG County cops.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | May 6, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Those aged 18-20 are also adults. Shame on the young woman or woman for saying she was raped when instead it was consented sex with a young man or man. Rape is serious so that person who said who was raped did serious wrong for lying about it.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | May 6, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

This female should be punished big time.
If the guy had cried rape and recanted his story he would be in lock up.
This is an outrage,post her name so all the guys out there will stay clear of her.
Teenage girls lie about their age to trap young men, then when they get caught for their sexual conduct by a parent they yell rape.The poor sod goes to prison and carries the sex offender stigma for the rest of his life.
New laws needed---make the one that cries rape take a lie detector test and I betcha we will know the real truth.Many men are in prison because of lying females.
Ok,guys out there lets get that law passed.

Posted by: cash5 | May 7, 2010 2:36 AM | Report abuse

Females typically lie to ABUSE men in the worst way with the consenbt of law enforcement officials. The law for these liars who have innocent men reputation's ASSUALTED should have severe consequences under teh law...but do not hold your paw!

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | May 7, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

If you lie about a man raping you then weu will have to be sterilized, gf.

"Still wanna stick to your story, Bambi?"

Posted by: uncivil | May 7, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

It takes a special kind of nasty person to lie about being raped.

Posted by: Rubyshoes | May 7, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

This is said, because it is not law enforcement fault. Woman know the law works in their favor. Whenever a woman lies about rape, sexual assualt or domestic violence, it makes it harder for the true victims to have a voice. Don't get emotional because of the situation.

Posted by: rlee4033 | May 7, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

It is horrible to make a false claim of rape. A person using the alias Jinxsis ( is claiming that this is about her and that the young man is now using Facebook to target them.
Jinxsis exact words: "In short i was raped....but the dude is walkin free.... and now he is slowly picking off my friends...he already jumped one of them and he is trying to find a way to the rest....
the detectives wont believe me....but....he is using we got rid of them...."

This girl has already recanted her story of rape and now she's claiming that he's beating up her facebook friends? How many more lies is this girl going to say?

Posted by: jenkinsemma93 | May 7, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

There is a female right now on a popular art website who is claiming that she is the victim. Unfortunately, the woman in question is a known scam artist. It is believed by people on the site that she is using a false rape claim to get out of creating and delivering several hundred dollars worth of art that she has been commissioned and paid for by a number of people.

It is unfortunate that there are people in the world like this. I sincerely hope that the man who has been slandered in this situation presses charges! It's people like this girl who are the reason so many actual rape victims never get justice.

Posted by: AllKnowingWhatchamacallit | May 7, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

She should be front page instead of Chandra Levy. Make her the 'Willie Horton' for all who file false rape claims.

Posted by: kahlua87 | May 7, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

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