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Girl lied about kidnap attempt at Rancho Palos Verdes school, authorities say

March 24, 2010 |  4:23 pm

A 10-year-old girl who said a man tried to kidnap her at a Rancho Palos Verdes elementary school has admitted that the incident never happened, authorities said Wednesday.

"The little girl came in and admitted that she lied," said Sheriff's Lt. Vicky Stuckey of the Lomita station.

The girl told authorities that a man tried to grab her arm as she walked out of the restroom March 17 at Mira Catalina Elementary School, 30511 Lucania Drive.

Stuckey said no charges would be filed against the girl, who told investigators she was sorry. The reported kidnapping sparked concern among parents who wondered how the man had entered the campus.

-- Robert J. Lopez