UPDATED: Teen’s report of attempted rape was false

Shortly after the attack, deputies detained two potential suspects in a desert field near 5th Street East and Avenue J-11. The victim was unable to positively identify them, so the men were let go.

Shortly after the teen reported the attack, deputies detained two potential suspects in a field near 5th Street East and Avenue J-11. The victim was unable to positively identify them, so the men were let go.

LANCASTER – As we reported previously (see story below), deputies were searching a Lancaster neighborhood Wednesday, after a 14-year-old reported that a man had broken into her home and attempted to rape her.

Deputies have concluded their investigation and determined that the incident did not occur, and no one actually entered the teen’s home, Lancaster Station Watch Commander Lt. Carter said Wednesday night.

“The call went out that a male had broken into the house and maybe assaulted the 14-year-old, so deputies began searching the area and detained several people. But after we concluded the investigation, we determined that actually no one had entered the house as initially alleged,” Carter explained.

Carter said there was a broken window at the teen’s home, but it looks like a rock was thrown at the window.

Asked whether the teen would face charges for filing a false report, Carter said: “Detectives will be looking into it. I don’t know if it was a miscommunication on the 14-year-old’s part or if she was just making stuff up, I’m not sure.”


LANCASTER – Deputies Wednesday afternoon were combing a Lancaster neighborhood in search of a suspect who allegedly attacked a 14-year-old girl inside her home.

The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 44200 Block of Raysack Avenue, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Michael Rust.

The teen was home alone when the assailant, described only as a Black male in a gray sweatshirt, gained entry through an unlocked rear sliding window, Rust said.

“Nothing [was] taken from the home. He just went in there, grabbed her, sexually assaulted her, attempted to rape her,” Rust said.  “She was able to fight him off.”

When the suspect left the home, the victim called 9-1-1 to report the incident. The man was last seen running towards Avenue K, Rust said.

Officials contained the area, and several deputies could be seen patrolling the neighborhood. They were unable to locate the suspect as of 4 p.m.

“At this time he is on loose,” Rust said late Wednesday afternoon. “We want to tell everybody to please lock their doors and windows and be on the lookout for this guy.”

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

  13 comments for “UPDATED: Teen’s report of attempted rape was false

  1. jules.
    May 27, 2013 at 2:30 am

    around the corner… what exactly do trashy section 8 types look like? this is a 14 year old girl, does she hang out with other minors? do you always look at children that way? if these kids are doing something wrong by all means alert the authotrities. but it sounds like they are just kids hanging out. if you are that worried about them, maybe you should offer something for them other then a dirty look when you pass them by. at least pray for them. plenty of section 8 recipients are just trying to have a roof over their heads, and look just like you and me

    • justaroundthecorner
      May 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Maybe I should not have called them section 8ish people, they are worse than the section 8ers. :)

      Trashy from the get go…She is always standing in the front yard/street talking her trash, F***this and F*** that…maybe only 14 but she is in the middle of the street hanging/kissing/grabbing on older guys not moving, making you drive around them…social services have been called there more than once. 7 loud mouth little animals sounds like 20…all caged in the back or running the street….They are not just kids hanging. They are all pure trash…The whole neighborhood would agree….Believe me we all want them out…
      Hope the city sends them a giant bill for all the trouble they have caused….Maybe they will have to leave…Wish us LUCK!!!

  2. Nancy P
    May 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Maybe this girl is being abused by someone else in her life and this was a cry for help. Not saying it’s the right way to go about getting help…but maybe, it was a cry for help.

    • justsaying
      May 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      That family should just leave the neighborhood. No one ever wanted them here. Cause too much trouble, always have lowlifes hanging there. Bunch of kids that never have adult supervision. Bringing the whole neighborhood down. Hopefully they get the message and just leave. The girl needs some serious help. Will end up a baby momma if not already!!!

  3. linda
    May 24, 2013 at 7:46 am


    • Palmdale_Steve
      May 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Or a bill for extra police work involved in our local version of “Tawana Brawley” syndrome.

  4. irritated
    May 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

    If they make an example of this little girl and prosecute her for the false police report, maybe, just maybe more people would get that you can not play with peoples lives like that. Its a dangerous game she is playing.

    May 23, 2013 at 7:43 am


  6. so true
    May 23, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Some little girl needed attention…..make the parents pay the officers wages for that fiasco

    • aroundthecornerfrmdem
      May 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      People knew it was not true. That little girl is H2T, she gets plenty attention/just saying…you can drive down the street and see her and the other 7-8 kids that live there in the streets. there have been 10-15 kids on the lawn at night or going into that house when adults are gone which seems to be most of the time, been told child services and police has been called out there more than once. They look like a bunch of trashy section 8ish types that live/visit there. Lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

      • KOUI
        May 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm

        It appears the mom works a lot. The dad (boyfriend, babydaddy, whatever) is a derelict who doesn’t seem to do much of anything, unless you consider walking down the street singing to himself and yelling at neighbors something. Most of the time the kids are there alone. They are not Section 8, surprised huh? The little kids are well, little kids who like to play and have fun like any other little kids would. Albeit, usually unattended. Which is a little scary when they’re in the street, considering the way most people drive around here.
        The 14 year old on the other hand is a loud, foul mouthed attention seeking brat who seems to run the rest of the gaggle. One of her “friends” probably broke the window (I’m guessing) and she had to come up with a story before mom got home. Hey, the bigger the lie the more people want to believe it, right?

  7. rome
    May 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Afrophobia still alive and its 2013. I guess evolution is a myth.

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