Wenatchee Police Dept issues statement on ‘serial rapist’ hoax

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WENATCHEE- Wenatchee Police report there’s a social media rumor going around about a violent serial rapist in the Wenatchee area.

Police say the rumor is just that and the post is a hoax. Police are not currently investigating any case as described in the rumor post and have no outstanding, similar cases.

“It is hard to understand why someone would start a rumor that can only be used to cause fear. Contact us if you have concerns or if you see rumors like this running around online,” the agency wrote in a Facebook post. “While we will not comment on certain cases that are under active investigation, we can at least confirm if a rumor is true or not.”