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16-year-old girl recants rape story, authorities say

Area where girl said she was raped by the College of the Canyons.
A 16-year-old girl who said she was knocked unconscious and raped in Santa Clarita by two men has recanted her story, authorities said Wednesday night.

The reported rape sent law enforcement authorities scrambling Tuesday to find the attackers and prompted local school officials to alert parents, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The girl called deputies Tuesday evening, saying that she had been knocked out near the College of the Canyons after a cloth was placed over her mouth. She said she had been taken to another area and raped, according to authorities.

But on Wednesday afternoon, the girl told detectives that she she made up the story because she had arrived home late and did not want to get in trouble with her legal guardians.

"The alleged victim recanted her statements and admitted to fabricating the entire story," the department said in a statement.

The case is under investigation, authorities said, and no decision has been made regarding whether charges will be filed against the girl.


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Map shows area where girl said she was attacked. Credit: Google Maps
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