Girl Admits Making Up Gang Rape Story
Richmond, Calif., 15-year-old lied to explain late night
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2010 2:54 PM CST
The girl says she made up the gang rape to avoid getting in trouble for staying out late.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 15-year-old girl today admitted that she’d lied to police when she told them she’d been abducted and gang-raped, because she didn’t want to explain why she wasn’t at home Friday night. When a police officer found the girl by a Contra Costa College bus stop around midnight, she told him she’d been abducted at gunpoint in broad daylight in downtown Richmond, Calif., driven to an unknown residence, sexually assaulted by two men, then dropped off at the college.

The case drew instant attention in Richmond because of the real gang-rape of a Richmond High School girl in October. Police launched a full investigation into the 15-year-old's claims, but security cameras revealed no evidence of the girl’s abduction. Yesterday, she called to recant the story. Police will now have to decide whether to charge her with fabricating a police report, but such charges are rare in cases involving sexual assault allegations, notes the Contra Costa Times.

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thejoint00
Jan 22, 2010 5:14 AM CST
thank you for your support of my comments we both agree that she's crazy. never yell fire in a theatre, never yell bomb on a plane and never yell rape unless you are damn sure that you are speaking the truth. and if you do yell and it isn't the truth, you should be prosecuted/persicuted severly for it.
krymsonkyng
Jan 20, 2010 6:36 AM CST
Let 'em look. You responded to me here. I just give you the attention you so often desire (a weakness of mine, true). Unless your inflammatory remarks aren't similar to the way small children cause trouble for the attention it brings, and you really are disturbed past helping. It doesn't matter, in the end. I'm pretty sure you'll be kicked off the site (again) soon enough. If you return after that, I'll know for sure how desperately you crave responses to your posts.
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Jan 20, 2010 1:26 AM CST
...That's a tad extreme, IMO...