Former student pleads not guilty to false rape charge

November 17, 2008 3:48:51 PM PST
A former Elmhurst College student has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying a police report. Investigators say 19-year-old Safia Jilani reportedly told them she was attacked in a campus bathroom last month because she is Muslim.

After an investigation, police say Jilani made up the story. She has been expelled from the college. Her attorney said Jilani is in treatment but would not discuss details.

She could face three years in prison if convicted.