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Published: Thursday, 1/23/2014

Girl, 14, charged with lying about downtown abduction attempt


A 14-year-old girl who told police that someone tried to abduct her from a downtown bus station has been charged with falsification, police said.

The girl told police a man tried to grab her while she was waiting at a bus stop at Washington and 14th streets on Jan. 16. The girl provided police with a description so a sketch could be drawn.

Police said the description was made up and is not a depiction of a real person. Investigators reported that the girl's statements did not match evidence.

Police said the girl was charged on Wednesday and that the investigation is ongoing.

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