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Newton teen admits sex assault allegations untrue

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has announced that the allegations of sexual assault made Friday by a 14-year-old attending Musical Theatre Camp at Newton High School are false.

"The investigators handling the case received a phone call from the mother of the alleged victim who said that her daughter made the whole thing up 'as a joke for Friday the 13th,'" Morrison said.

The teen is now being charged with false report of a crime, a misdemeanor, and was released to her parents, according to Morrison.

The girl had told investigators that the incident occurred between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. when she went to the restroom. She said a man had attacked her from behind, wearing all black and gloves, but she was unable to give any further description.

"The victim said he pulled her down to the floor and sexually assaulted her," Morrison said in an earlier interview about the case, adding that she said she was able to get away from the man when she "mule kicked" him by kicking backwards.

She said she ran from the restroom and immediately notified adults of the incident.

The Musical Theatre Camp is sponsored by the Arts Association of Newton County.

Morrison said the sheriff's office spent a lot of time and manpower investigating this case and warns others who might make false accusations that there are serious consequences.

"When a crime is reported, a lot of resources, time and money is expended because we take any type of criminal activity, much less a sexual assault, very seriously," she said. "Obviously, consequences for falsely reporting a crime is that charges will be filed."

Comments

billyp66 1 year, 9 months ago

This is so sad. I hope she understands what she did was wrong.

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AWOL 1 year, 9 months ago

She did it for a prank? I wonder how women who have really been raped feel about this?

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Covingtonian 1 year, 9 months ago

Well Satan69 what say you since you had to be the first to comment on the "allegation"

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Billy 1 year, 9 months ago

This person, along with any one else guilty of the same thing, should be punished to the maximum extent of the law. People don't take women seriously to begin with, and idiotic false accusations like this worsen that situation...

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Frustrated 1 year, 9 months ago

Why did she think this would be a good "prank"? Does she not understand the seriousness of such an allegation? Maybe some time spent with a battered womens shelter or at a rape crisis center would be good for her.

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Sundance 1 year, 9 months ago

Please do a follow up regarding the sentence for this crime. I think it will help deter others from making things up if the punishment is severe.

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