In Australia: After a message was put out on Facebook that there have been two abductions in a week and a half, the police say that the claims are false, and are just creating hysteria in the community. According to Detective-Sergeant Robert Henley of the Melton CIU:
“There have not been a series of sexual attacks on females in public places in Melton, these posts are just creating hysteria in the community.”
A 13 year old girl was found by a passerby on July 26th, in a "distressed" condition, and was unable to remember what had happened. She was taken to the hospital in a stable condition with pain in her neck and head.
Detective Sergeant Henley stated that police have ruled out sexual assault, but are “exploring the possibilities of an assault, a medical or accidental” reason for her collapse.
“At this stage police and medical staff are trying to determine what happened,” he said. “Police do not believe it was a sexually motivated crime (and) are not discounting other possibilities.”