Streator Rape Report False

January 23, 2014

A 12-year-old Streator girl could face punishment after making a false report Wednesday of an attempted sexual assault.

The girl reported Wednesday about 3 p.m. that she was approached by a white male as she was walking home from school near North Wasson Street. She said the man pulled down her pants and she ran several blocks to get away.

Police investigators searched the alleged scene, which showed now signs of an altercation.

Streator police reported the girl and her mother came to the police station Thursday morning to confess the report was made up by the girl, for fear of getting in trouble for missing the school bus.

Officials said the girl will be referred to the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Office for making a false report of a felony.