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Duquesne University student's robbery, sexual assault claims false, police say

A Duquesne University student's claims that she was robbed and sexually assaulted last month were untrue, Pittsburgh police said Thursday.

The student told police three men approached her while she was walking behind the campus' Barnes & Noble bookstore, according to a crime alert released Oct. 28 by the university.

She told police they forced her to go with them to an apartment on Crawford Street, where they stole her money and a credit card and sexually assaulted her.

Police declined to say why the student told them she was assaulted. “I will only state that the investigation determined that the student's claims were untrue,” Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

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