Woman Accused Of Making Up Story About Quebec Rest Stop Sexual Assault

First Posted: 07/19/11 12:27 PM ET Updated: 09/18/11 06:12 AM ET

Surete Du Quebec

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- QUEBEC - A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by two men at a Quebec rest stop last month is now being accused of making the whole thing up.

Quebec provincial police say the 21-year-old woman has been arrested and will appear in court later today to face charges.

The woman claimed that, early on June 21, she was held against her will and sexually assaulted at knife-point by two men in a wooded area near the rest stop.

The incident is alleged to have occurred near Quebec City, in St-Michel-de-Bellechasse.

Police investigated thoroughly and even released composite sketches of two suspects a week after the incident. But a spokesman says that as police continued their investigation, they began to have doubts.

The suspect is a New Brunswick native who worked in Quebec.

In addition to triggering a massive police manhunt, Quebec's transport department began looking into security at rest stops as a result of the incident.

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