Questions swirl over alleged assault of Sandy teen

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A bicycle found stashed in the bushes near Cascadia Village in Sandy, Ore., around 11:16 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

SANDY, Ore. (KOIN) — Police are questioning the story of a Sandy teen who claims she was assaulted by three men while biking late Saturday night.

Sandy police reported Wednesday that the 16-year-old girl’s injuries are not consistent with an assault. Detectives have been unable to locate a crime scene following three days of investigation.

Sandy police stated that a detective attempted to speak to the girl at the hospital Tuesday, but her condition prevented her from conducting a full interview. She was unable to provide either a location for the assault or a description of her alleged attackers.

Detectives do not believe the girl’s boyfriend or mother witnessed the incident.

“Investigators are more certain than ever that the public was never in danger,” police wrote in a news release.

The teen initially told police that she was biking near the intersection of Cascadia Village Drive and Bornstedt Road, sometime before 11:16 p.m. Saturday, when she was viciously attacked by three men, who then stole her bike.

The bike was found stashed in the bushes near Cascadia Village. The girl suffered severe lacerations to her face and broken bones.

The girl is 16-years-old, not 15, as was originally reported by police. Police hope to release more information about the case when they interview her again next week.

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