University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Investigation Determines Alleged
Attack on Campus was a False Report

 MAILED:  Jan. 29, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — An investigation by University Police has determined that an alleged assault of a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student was a false report.

On Nov. 5, 2003, a female student reported she was attacked by a man with a knife behind Governors Hall on UW-Eau Claire’s upper campus.

According to Lt. David Sprick, during a subsequent investigation by University Police, 19-year-old Emily Piette admitted she had not been attacked and that she had invented the story.

Piette appeared in Eau Claire County Circuit Court Jan. 29 and entered into a plea agreement.

Piette’s status at UW-Eau Claire currently is under review.

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Updated: January 30, 2004