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17-year-old lies about assault

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A report of a sexual assault in Alexandria last Friday turned out to be fabricated, according to authorities.

Early Friday afternoon, the Alexandria Police Department issued a news release about the assault, saying they were looking for three suspects. A 17-year-old girl told police the incident happened at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 11 when she was pulled into a vehicle near the 1200 block of Jefferson Street. She said she fought off the attack and ran way. She gave police detailed descriptions of her alleged attackers.

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After detectives continued to investigate, they determined that the girl had made up the story. The department issued a news release shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday calling off the search for suspects.

Police said that potential charges against the 17-year-old are being reviewed by the county attorney's office.

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