Woman charged with filing false report claiming sex assault

A 22-year-old Naperville woman is facing a felony disorderly conduct charge after officials said she filed a false police report claiming she was sexually assaulted.

Bail was set at $1,500 cash for Sarah C. Eschbach of the 2700 block of Spinner Court, who turned herself in to Aurora police Thursday night on a warrant issued May 1, police said.

Detectives said Eschbach told police on March 26 she had been sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old Aurora man, who was an acquaintance, while the two were at the man’s apartment.

But an investigation showed Eschbach and the man apparently engaged in consensual relations and that no sexual assault had taken place, Aurora police said.

The DuPage County State’s Attorney's office authorized the felony disorderly conduct-false police report charge on April 24 and a warrant for Eschbach’s arrest was issued May 1, police said.

“Sexual assault is a brutal crime,” Aurora Police Investigations Commander Paul Nelson said in a release. “The Aurora police takes these allegations seriously and investigates them thoroughly. If the allegations prove to be false, charges will be pursued.”
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