Police: Woman fabricated Jennings Beach sex assault claim

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UPDATE 8/9/2017: Fairfield police say the complainant lied about being sexually assaulted at Jennings Beach. Investigators looked into the matter but found no evidence of the sexual assault. The woman eventually admitted no crime happened, according to police. Previous coverage below:

Fairfield police say a woman was sexually assaulted at a busy beach Tuesday morning.

Police say a middle-aged woman was walking on a path to her car in the parking lot around 11:45 a.m. when she was assaulted by a stranger. They have not released specifics of what the woman said happened during the incident.

Police tell News 12 that the victim described her attacker as a black male, roughly 19 years old, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a medium complexion and average build. She says the individual was wearing a bright red T-shirt, zip-fly shorts and beige sandals.

The suspect was seen walking west on the beach with two other men minutes before the assault.

Police say they have added extra patrols to the area and are also looking through surveillance video.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the assault or the identity of the suspect to call the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4840.

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