False Rape Reports In ENC, An In Depth Look

There have been two reported rape cases on local college campuses in the past few months but authorities say both turned out to be false.

While those reports weren't true, Tracy Kennedy, an Assistant Director at the Real Crisis Center in Greenville says more than one hundred others in Eastern Carolina each year are very real.

Kennedy told us a new rape is reported in Pitt County every 2 to 3 days.

Since a false rape report was made at Pitt Community College in December, Kennedy has visited the campus twice to hold information sessions about sexual assaults.

Kennedy says most people think about 40 to 50 percent of rape reports are false, but national statistics show only about 2 percent turn out not to be true.


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