Tenn. girl, 9, to be charged with lying about abduction

Associated Press • May 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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.___Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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