Oct 21, 2008

The lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old Palos Heights girl who claimed she was abducted and raped last month said today the girl was not sexually assaulted, and police have dropped the investigation.

Police sources said the girl fabricated the whole story.

The girl, a Stagg High School senior, sparked a widespread manhunt Sept. 17 when she claimed she had been kidnapped from T.J. Grinders sandwich shop, 12250 S. Harlem Ave., and sexually assaulted.

Attorney Martin A. Dolan, of Chicago, issued a statement saying the family provided police with information that led them to close the case. Dolan and Palos Heights police said the girl fabricated the entire story.

Via The Chicago Sun-Times