WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)- A local college student is charged with giving a false report to a law enforcement officer after she reportedly called authorities and told them she was sexually assaulted during a traffic stop.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, they received the initial report about the incident from Dyanie Bermeo, 21, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, “stating that a law enforcement officer or a person impersonating a law enforcement officer during a traffic stop had sexually assaulted her.”
In a news release Friday, authorities said the King University student reported the alleged incident happened at the intersection of Old Jonesboro Road and Spring Creek Road on September 29.
A “full-scale investigation” was conducted with multiple agencies.
The incident even led to faculty at King University to distribute a safety bulletin to their students.
Authorities said in Friday’s release that Bermeo “admitted that she had fabricated the entire story.”
She is charged with giving a false report to a law enforcement officer, a class 1 misdemeanor.
No further information was immediately available.