Friday, June 1, 2012

Man charged with false crime report

A Panama City man was arrested Thursday on charges of filing a false report of a sexual assault.

James H. King, 19, was charged with false report of a crime, according to the Panama City Police Department.

The investigation began on May 16 when King reported a sexual crime against a 12-year-old. King provided detectives information that identified a male suspect. During the investigation detectives were able to obtain evidence that no sexual assault occurred and that King made the story up.

King provided the false information to detectives in order to get the suspect he identified into trouble due to King and the suspect having relationship issues, police said.