Police: Sexual Assault Allegations Unfounded

Smithfield Police announced Thursday that no charges would be filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault reported last month.

On July 15th, the teenage victim contacted Smithfield Police saying she had been assaulted a day earlier.  She was treated and released at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield.

Police said Thursday the case had been thoroughly investigated and the allegations made by the alleged victim were unfounded.

Last month, Police Captain R. Sheppard said the female was acquainted with the male who allegedly assaulted her and the crime was not random.

No further details were released by police, who said the case has now been closed.