|Woman claims Assault Near Washington Park|
|Published on Friday December 16, 2011 - 1:21 PM|
29-year-old Stephanie Brown of Newberg, Oregon, initially claimed that she was in Portland to meet someone to turn over $1,500 that was raised in a September fundraiser by a medieval re-enactment group AMTGARD. Brown told detectives that she is the former treasurer of the group, which does live action role play.
Brown told detectives that she was kidnapped by a stranger and taken to the remote location where she was sexually assaulted and left alone. When officers found her, they noted a plastic zip tie on her wrist and a condom wrapper on the ground.
Detectives noted that Brown had very little detail about the attacker or how the assault occurred and she finally told detectives that she made the whole story up to hide the fact that she'd spent the $1,500. Brown told detectives that she brought the zip tie and condom wrapper with her and made the 9-1-1 call herself.
Detectives will present the case to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for consideration and possible follow-up with the non-profit, which is not located in Portland.