NORTH PORT, Fla. — Just days after North Port residents were asked to be on the lookout for a sexual battery suspect, the 15-year-old "victim" told police she made up the story.
Earlier in the week, the 15-year-old girl told police she was assaulted on Monday while jogging in the area of Landover Terrace.
At the time of the manhunt, she gave police the following description:
- White male
- 36 to 38 years old
- 5 foot 8
- Average to muscular build
- Dark blonde hair styled in a buzz cut with a goatee
- Green/blue eyes
On Friday, the girl admitted she made up the story, police said.
"After an extension investigation and a multitude of interviews, we have been able to determine that our victim made up the story to seek attention," North Port PD said in a press release.
Police said charges against the girl will be determined at a later time. North Port PD said their main focus is that the girl gets whatever help she needs.