Victim Now Tells Police Sexual Assault At New Bern Park Was Consensual

Police now say there was no sexual assault last month at a popular downtown New Bern park.

New Bern police began an investigation on April 29th when an 18-year-old woman said she was sexually assaulted in a restroom at Union Point Park.

After the victim was re-interviewed on Wednesday, she recanted her original statements saying that it was a consensual encounter with someone she knew.

After discussions with the District Attorney's Office, police will not file any charges in the case.


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Police are investigating a sexual assault at a popular downtown park in New Bern.

Police say an 18 year old woman said she was assaulted at Union Point Park, which is at the end of Front Street.

It happened around 7:30 p.m.

Police say the suspect is a 17 year old man who is not a stranger to the victim.

So far no one has been arrested in this case.


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