Hocking County Girl Lied About Attempted Abduction

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Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North stated that the 16-year-old Logan High School student lied about the Monday morning attempted abduction to seek more attention from her parents.

The student told investigators she was almost abducted while waiting for her school bus on August 27.

Detectives met the student at her residence to conduct a follow-up interview on August 29.

They had become suspicious when reviewing her statement based on the amount of detailed information she had provided, yet claimed the encounter lasted less than 30 seconds.

During the interview, the youth recanted her story and admitted that she had been afraid to wait for the school bus alone and wanted attention from her parents.

School personnel then were notified Wednesday evening of the false report.

Sheriff North says the student will face a charge of delinquency by making false alarm.