SANTA CLARITA - A call from a 16-year-old girl about how she had been raped turned out Wednesday to be false, Deputy Joshua Dubin of the sheriff's Santa Clarita Station said. | » POLICE NEWS
Deputies responded to a call from the girl Tuesday about 6 p.m. who told deputies she was walking on a bicycle path near College of the Canyons toward the bus transfer station when she was grabbed by two males.
She said a cloth was put over her mouth, rendering her unconscious, and then she was taken to another area where she was raped.
Patrol officers conducted an extensive investigation. Because she was a student in the area and the crime she was reported was serious, the local school was notified, and its administrators notified faculty and parents of what was reported to have happened.
Detectives continued investigating the case today, conducting an additional interview with the girl. Early this afternoon she recanted her statement and admitted she had fabricated the entire story.
"Using the legal system to make false claims and carry out personal agendas can have serious ramifications," said Capt. Paul Becker of the sheriff's Santa Clarita Station.
"There are people in our community who truly need our help. They shouldn't have to wait because a person decides to inappropriately abuse the public safety system."
Charges against the girl have not been filed.