This morning, a reader in Pittsburgh alerted me to a news story about a teenager who claimed she was raped. She supposedly was dragged to a wooded area, blah, blah, blah. The reader said he would bet every dollar he had that this will turn out to be a false rape claim. I told him I agreed, that it had all the markings of a typical false rape claim. The following story appeared later in the day -- she wanted to avoid getting in trouble, so she saw fit to slander an entire gender:
Teen's report of Carrick sex assault called false
A Carrick High School student who claimed she was abducted and sexually assaulted near the high school yesterday made it up, police said today.
The 15-year-old girl said she had been pulled into a red van just before noon, taken to a wooded area and sexually assaulted.
A police news release today said an investigation found the girl had argued with her parents earlier in the day and fabricated the report "to keep from being punished."
Detectives are conferring with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed for filing a false report to police.