9-year-old TN girl could face charges for lying about abduction - WSMV Channel 4

9-year-old TN girl could face charges for lying about abduction

Posted: Updated:

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Jackson police say they will pursue charges against a 9-year-old girl accused of lying about being abducted.

The Jackson Sun reports that the girl will be petitioned into juvenile court to answer a charge of filing a false report.

Police say the girl told officers Tuesday that she had been waiting for a ride after a school function when a red Honda car pulled up and a Hispanic man approached her, covered her mouth and forced her into the back seat.

The girl told officers that the man later pulled over and let her go after he saw a police car behind them.

Police say investigators found inconsistencies in the story and the girl later acknowledged the story had been fabricated.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.