Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Reported Kidnapping On Penn State’s Campus Did Not Happen, Release Says

Penn State Police have determined that a kidnapping reported to have happened in January on Shortlidge Road did not actually occur, according to a Penn State News release.

After a two-month investigation, police have charged student Samantha N. Sernekos, 20, with one count of “unsworn falsification to authorities” and a separate charge of “false reports to law enforcement authorities,” according to the release. It was originally reported that the kidnapping victim was shoved into the rear of a sedan, the occupants of which attempted to indecently assault her, but she escaped on foot.

“Our preliminary investigation turned up no evidence that a crime had occurred. As the investigation progressed, the victim admitted to investigators that the incident did not happen as it was initially described,” said chief of University Police Tyrone Parham, according to the release. “We spoke with witnesses and friends, looked at video from the area, obtained phone records, carefully worked through the times and dates provided and used all available technologies to determine that this individual was not kidnapped and there was no crime committed.”

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

Three Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Members Secure Spots On U.S. Olympic Team

Penn State has three affiliated wrestlers heading to the 2024 Paris Games along side a fourth wrester who will battle for representation in May.

No. 8 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Defeats No. 15 George Mason 3-1 To Win Back-To-Back EIVA Championships

The Nittany Lions won back-to-back EIVA Championships and clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Penn State History Lesson: Penn State Wrestling Olympians

How do Nittany Lions stack up in the Olympics against international competition in one of the most high-profile events in sports?

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
164kFollowers
59.6kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Tim

Penn State’s New Academic Mark Is Just Awful

My brain is not able to understand how a team of people supposedly proficient in this industry gathered, looked at this new mark, and said, “Yes, this will do!”

Penn State Hoops To Host DePaul In Inaugural Gavitt Tipoff

James Franklin To Throw First Pitch At Yankee Stadium On April 28