MPD: Sexual assault reported near Mitchell Park determined to be "baseless"

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say a sexual assault that was reported near Mitchell Park on Monday, August 29th has been "determined to be baseless."

According to authorities, Milwaukee police were called out to the area of 23rd and National around 4 p.m. for reports of a sexual assault.

Upon arrival, police found three juveniles. One of the juveniles, a 12-year-old girl, claimed to have been assaulted. Five male suspects were later taken into custody in connection to the incident.

After police conducted further investigation and interviews regarding the incident, the victim recanted her statement.  Police say "the incident has been determined to be baseless. "

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