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Carole Thomas charged with public mischief

Carole Thomas, who claimed she was sexually assaulted on a Longueuil bike path last October, is now being charged with mischief and making false accusations.

Came forward with sexual assault complaint in Feburary

Carole Thomas told CBC that last year she was sexually assaulted in the same area where Jenique Dalcourt died in October 2014. (CBC)

A Town of Mount Royal woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted on a Longueuil bike path last October is now being charged with mischief and making false accusations.

Carole Thomas' complaint was made public in February. She came forward to say she had been assaulted in October on the same bike path where 23-year-old Jenique Dalcourt was found badly beaten. She was later declared dead in hospital.

Thomas criticized Longueuil police for failing to take her case seriously.

At the time, police spokesman Tommy Lacroix said there were "large grey areas in her story."

Police investigated, but rather than question her about inconsistencies in her story, they let the case drop.

Now, the crown has approved the charges. Thomas is expected to appear in court in July.

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