Missing a school bus. Add another excuse in the long line of excuses used to falsely cry rape/sexual assault. And while she's only 12 years old, it's obvious she knew that a claim of this nature would be believed, and it would likely keep her from other trouble. I don't think jail/prison would be needed, but some time spent advocating for the falsely accused might be an appropriate sentence.
A 12-year-old Streator girl could face punishment after making a false report Wednesday of an attempted sexual assault.
The girl reported Wednesday about 3 p.m. that she was approached by a white male as she was walking home from school near North Wasson Street. She said the man pulled down her pants and she ran several blocks to get away.
Police investigators searched the alleged scene, which showed now signs of an altercation.
Streator police reported the girl and her mother came to the police station Thursday morning to confess the report was made up by the girl, for fear of getting in trouble for missing the school bus.
Officials said the girl will be referred to the La Salle County State's Attorney's Office for making a false report of a felony.