Girl makes up assault to hide truancy
EXAMINER STAFF REPORT San Francisco Examoner
A 13-year-old girl who told police she had been kidnapped and
sexually assaulted by five to seven men has admitted to authorities
that she made the story up to cover up her truancy.
The girl, a student at Alhambra High School in Martinez, told
police she had been forced into a red car about noon Thursday by
several men as she walked down Alhambra Avenue. The girl then
said she had been blindfolded and driven to a location where she
was repeatedly sexually assaulted by five to seven men before
being set free.
The assault was reported to police at 8:30 p.m. Thursday by an
Arreba Street resident who said the alleged victim had knocked on
his door for help.
Martinez police were wary of the girl's story from the outset
because of her lack of details. Friday, they announced she had
admitted to detectives she'd fabricated the story because of her
The girl provided a detailed account of where she had really been
during the alleged attack, which was corroborated by other
witnesses, police said.
Martinez police did not say whether the girl would face charges
for the truancy or for making up the story
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