An eighteen year old girl in Texas has finally accepted that she was neither abducted nor gang raped. An 18-year old girl, Breana Harmon Talbott, had appeared at a local church in very bad shape, in her shirt and undergarments.
A report in the Dallas News says that she was also looking injured and bleeding from several places. As the church goers brought clothes to cover her, the girl who was crying told them that she was abducted by three black hooded men and gang raped.
The news had created uproar in Texas and there was backlash against blacks at many places in the region according to the New York Daily News. But the story of Breana Harmon Talbott had some aspects that created more questions among the minds of sleuths. There were some aspects that had forced the authorities to doubt the entire story and the sequence of event as narrated by the girl.
Now it has been proved that their doubts were genuine as the teen has admitted that she fabricated the story of kidnapping and gang rape.
In a statement released to the media, police said, “The Denison Police Department has determined that the alleged abduction and sexual assault case reported on March 8, 2017 was a hoax”.
The Denison Police chief Jay Burch said, “This alleged crime as reported by Breana Harmon Talbott made many in the community fearful there were individuals abducting women…Even though we know the story to be a hoax, there is still potential damage to the reputation of the City of Denison and the Texoma region as many may remember the reported crime but not the outcome. That is unfortunate.”
The girl was reported missing by her former boyfriend. He had stumbled upon her car with gate open and her mobile phones and other belongings there. He went to media and said the girl had been abducted.
The police reportedly “mobilized all available resources to begin looking for Ms. Talbott.” But before long, the girl surfaced at a local church the same evening. She claimed that she was abducted and gang-raped by three black men.
Police chief while talking about the case said, “Initially we did question two or three other people close to her that we thought may have knowledge…From our investigation we’re pretty certain that no one else had any information that this was a hoax…She claimed the suspects took her in a black SUV to a wooded area nearby where 2 suspects raped her while the 3rd suspect held her down”.
Police say they had doubts about the entire story from the day one. “Our team of detectives, led by John Watt, did an outstanding job in the case…Almost from the beginning, we had doubts in Breana Harmon Talbott’s story as the puzzle pieces just weren’t coming together. We were unable to corroborate any of Talbott’s allegations that she had been abducted or sexually assaulted” Burch said.