Girl, 8: I Lied About Boys Raping Me
Brit was worried mom would think her 'naughty'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Suggested by MarionRozelle
Posted May 13, 2010 2:20 PM CDT
An 8-year-old girl admitted today that she lied about two neighbor boys having raped her.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An 8-year-old British girl admitted today in court that she lied about two 10-year-old boys having raped her because she was worried that her mother would deny her sweets for having been "a tiny bit naughty." Prodded by a defense attorney, the girl admitted she was with the boys of her own accord, reports the Times of London, and all three were showing each other their private parts.

At the time, the girl was taken to the hospital with stomach pain and various scratches, but no sign of genital trauma was observed. Both boys, now 10 and 11, have steadfastly denied the charges of rape and attempted rape. They listened, with their mothers at their sides, as the girl's testimony was broadcast in Old Bailey.