Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DCSO: She did it to get attention

At least they put why she did it right in the headline.

DAWSONVILLE - Investigators now say the 14-year-old Dawson County girl who falsely reported that she was raped at her home nearly two weeks ago did it to get attention, and she will be charged with false report of a crime and making false statements.

Maj. John Cagle with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) said Thursday morning the girl made the story up in order to get attention. He says she admitted Wednesday that she lied. Cagle added investigators were already suspicious because of some "inconsistencies" in her story.

Cagle also says her report needlessly kept the community on edge for two weeks, thinking a rapist was on the loose. "We had people calling us afraid to let their kids ride the school bus."

The girl had told investigators she was attacked at home by a man who followed her home from her school bus stop.