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ECSO: Report of alleged attempted kidnapping proven false

ECSO: Report of alleged attempted kidnapping proven false

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Ofice (ECSO) said the alleged attempted abduction of a 14-year-old has been proven false.

The sheriff’s office said they conducted an extensive investigation into the reported kidnapping of a teen girl that was reported on January 26.

“Countless resources were utilized in this investigation only to be discovered that this crime did not occur,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.

The victim has recanted her statement, ECSO added.

The sheriff’s office said they are coordinating with the State Attorney’s Office to determine if any criminal charges will be pursuied for the false reporting of a felony.

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