Trial date set for man charged with falsely reporting assault

A McCracken County man who falsely reported getting attacked on Interstate 24 is set to go to trial.

Robert Pena originally reported that he was beaten by three men when he stopped to help with a car he saw broken down on the side of the interstate.

Investigators say Pena eventually admitted he made up his explanation for the assault.

His trial is set for April 25, with a pretrial on the 12.

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