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Woman sought for false report of a crime

Mary Steptoe (Source: Port Wentworth police) Mary Steptoe (Source: Port Wentworth police)

Port Wentworth police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman accused of filing a false police report.

Police said Mary Ann Steptoe lied about an attempted sexual assault by a man posing to be a city employee on March 26 at her home on South Coastal Highway.

Police said that after investigators listened to Steptoe's 911 call, they noticed

several discrepancies from what she had told them. They reviewed the evidence,

911 audio and past incidents involving Steptoe, and determined the scene was staged, according to police.

Steptoe was indicted by a grand jury on charges of false statements and writings and false report of a crime. 

Police said they believed that she could still be in the area or may have fled to Tennessee. 

Anyone with information on Steptoe's whereabouts can contact the Port Wentworth Police Dept. or CrimeStoppers.

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