A woman who reported a sexual assault last Aug. 20 off South Americana Boulevard near the Boise River has recanted that report, Boise police said Tuesday.
In a news release, police said the report was fully investigated and the reported victim told officers a crime did not take place.
This is the fourth time since June that Boise police have reported that a woman recanted a report of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. The other incidents were reported in June on the Greenbelt near the Broadway Bridge, in mid-September on West Royal Boulevard and in late January on West Hickory and North Wheaten.
Boise police did not comment on the nature of the recantations or the apparent reasons behind them.
“We do not see any unusual trends regarding the recanting of initial reports of sexual assaults,” BPD Senior Special Victim Unit Detective Angie Munson said Tuesday. “Boise Police Special Victims Units work alongside prosecutors, victim advocates, counselors, and hospitals to ensure the highest quality investigative and victim services.”