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Police: Woman made up rest stop attack story, injured herself

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WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

A woman told police she was attacked by a man who tried to kidnap her 3-year-old child at a highway rest stop near Wilsonville.

Police now say it was all a lie.

Heather Trevino, 33, of Salem, was cited by Oregon State Police detectives Tuesday on the charge of initiating a false police report, a Class C misdemeanor.

The investigation began at 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Police said Trevino reported an unknown man attacked her from behind in a wooded area at the southbound Interstate 5 Baldock rest stop south of Wilsonville.

Four separate law enforcement agencies responded to the scene and shut down the rest area while they searched for a suspect.

The woman told police the so-called suspect said nothing and just began beating her with an unknown object. She said she jumped on her young daughter to protect her during the attack. Investigators initially believed the woman was choked by the attacker.

Now, police say her injuries were self-inflicted, including marks on her throat, bruising and scrapes on her body. She was treated at the hospital.

Police have not revealed a motive in this case. No other information is being provided by police pending Trevino's appearance in court.

Because Trevino was cited to appear in court Sept. 25 and not booked in jail, a mug shot for her is not available.

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