Monday, November 22, 2010

Girl recants sex abuse claim

7-year-old girl not a victim

COLUMBIA, Md. - A Columbia girl has recanted her statement about being sexually assaulted.

The 7-year-old girl stated that she was a victim of abuse last week. Howard County Police have learned the sexual assault report was false.

The girl told investigators Thursday, that there was no assault. Through the course of the investigation, detectives noticed that there were inconsistencies in the girls report.

The girl reported to police that she was walking home from a playground on October 12, through a large grassy area when she claims she was approached by four men, who grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

The child recanted her story. She and her family have been referred to appropriate services for assistance.