Girl, 11, recants account of rape, isn't expected to be charged

January 23, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 11-year-old Baltimore girl who told police she was raped by a man as she walked home from a candy truck the night of Jan. 16 has recanted her story, city police said last night.

Police said the girl, a resident of the Cherry Hill area, told detectives yesterday that she had not been raped. Her motive for making a false report was not known, police said, adding that the girl is not expected to be charged with making a false report.

Police said forensic tests conducted after the girl made her complaint showed no evidence of sexual assault, but the investigation continued to make certain she was not telling the truth.

The girl had told police that she was walking in the 900 block of Seagull Ave. about 7 p.m. when she was grabbed by a man with a knife who carried her into a row of trees and raped her.

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