Sex assault at Jennings Beach never happened

FAIRFIELD — Police said an 18-year-old Bridgeport woman made up her story about being sexually assaulted on a Jennings Beach walkway last week.

On Wednesday, she retracted her claims of being sexually assaulted at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 1, on a path leading from the parking lot to the beach, nearest to the guard shack.

Police said their investigation determined the incident never happened and, in fact, the woman was not at Jennings Beach that day. She claimed she was attacked by a young black man, who was at the beach with two other young men. That claim, police said, was also untrue and they could find no evidence the three men she described even existed.

Detectives said they did not receive any credible evidence from the public after posting the report in the news and on social media.

“It has yet to be determine whether or not we will pursue charges against the complainant,” Lt. Robert Kalamaras said.

Kalamaras said despite the outcome of this case, the department will continue to take seriously, and investigate, all claims of sexual assault. He said they do not want future crime victims to be discouraged from coming forward.