Police: Sex-assault claim of woman pulled from creek not substantiated


It's unclear whether a disoriented woman pulled from a creek that runs along York College was sexually assaulted, according to police.

The woman was found just after 6 p.m. July 31 in the Tyler Run, according to a safety alert issued by the college, which noted she was only semi-coherent at the scene.

She made a statement that she may have been sexually assaulted, and she was transported to York Hospital for treatment, according to the alert.

Spring Garden Township Police turned over the case to York City Police, who have been investigating, according to city police Capt. Tim Utley.

"At this point no assault has been substantiated," he said, but noted the case remains open.

The woman claimed she was assaulted three times in three different jurisdictions, according to the captain.

Utley said at this point, investigators have found no "viable suspects."

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.