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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.