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Student arrested on false report charge

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Nov. 3, 2009)   —   ECU police have arrested a student on charges of filing a false police report in connection with a reported sexual assault on campus last summer.

The student, Shadia Antoinette Moore, 21, told ECU police on June 24 that she had been sexually assaulted in a stall in a first floor rest room in the Austin Building on campus.

An extensive investigation, including laboratory analysis of evidence by the State Bureau of Investigation, established that there was no assault, ECU police said. Moore was arrested on Monday on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report. She was released from the Pitt County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

“Our primary concern is the safety of the ECU community—students, faculty, staff and visitors,” ECU Police Chief Scott Shelton said. “We take every reported crime seriously, but at the same time, we must be vigilant for false reports that just cause unnecessary concern and worry on the campus.”


Contact: Assistant Chief Dawn Tevepaugh, ECU Police Dept. | (252) 328-6787