Police Confirm Report Of Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl Was 'False'
A 14-year-old girl claimed she had been abducted and raped while walking home from school on Wednesday in the NSW Hunter region.
The alleged incident was investigated by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, and confirmed on Monday the incident "did not occur".
"Following extensive investigations, including forensic examinations and speaking with a number of people, detectives have confirmed that the report was false," NSW Police said in a statement.
The girl told investigators she was dragged into the bushes and attacked by an unknown man after getting off a bus in Windale, near New South Wales' Lake Macquarie.
On Wednesday, police released information about the alleged incident, and said the girl had described her attacker 30 to 40-years-old, of solid build with prominent nose and lips, and was wearing a dark hoody.
At the time police noted the remarkable speed of the attack -- just 20 minutes elapsed between her getting off the bus and her first call to Triple Zero.
NSW police said the girl has been spoken to and has been offered support services.