Friday, November 14, 2008

Girl lies about assault because she stayed out past her curfew, will not be charged

See the news story below: It is amazing how quickly police decide not to charge young women and teens who have lied about being assaulted. Under different conditions, this same lie might have spiralled out of control to nab an innocent man or boy. People need to be deterred from making such claims, and the only way to to do that is to mete out some punishment.

HERE IS THE NEWS STORY:

Abduction of teen on North Side a hoax, police say

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police yesterday said a 15-year-old who claimed she was abducted and assaulted last night on the North Side made up the story because she had stayed out past her curfew and was afraid to go home.

Police found the girl after she was reported walking along Route 65 "looking distressed."
After interviewing her yesterday, detectives determined her distress was caused by missing curfew. The girl, who was not identified, will not be charged. The family has been referred to counseling.

Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08319/927909-53.stm