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Teenager fabricated story about being kidnapped and sexually assaulted, authorities say

A 15-year-old girl who reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted while walking home from school in Encinitas fabricated the story, authorities said.

The teenager met an adult man she had contacted on the Internet and had “consensual sex” with him after skipping her last class Friday at the San Dieguito Academy, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials.

But the girl later became embarrassed and ashamed when questioned by her parents and made up the story about being assaulted by three men, officials said.

Because the man is an adult and the girl is below the age of consent, the investigation is continuing, authorities said.

"The victim has apologized for creating an atmosphere of fear in the community and now realizes she should have told the truth from the beginning," said Sheriff's Capt. Sherri Sarro.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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This teenager should be punished for her actions. She committed a crime when she told that lie. The parents should tell her the story about the boy who cried wolf. A slap on the hand is not sufficient. Her lie could of gotten someones father or son put in jail or killed. It's time for these teenagers to take responsibility for their action, probation and a working fine.

I highly doubt responsible parents would be the cause a young girl would go to such extremes.
Being ashamed and embarrassed about such behavior tells me her parents are active in her life. Teens hide things no matter how much you stay involved.
Now only if teens start listening to their parents and conscious, prior to acting out they could enjoy the last years of their childhood!


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