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A 13-year-old Russian-German girl has admitted making up a story about being kidnapped and raped by migrants in a case that triggered a furore in Germany and briefly embroiled Berlin police in a spat with the Kremlin, state prosecutors said.
The parents of the teenager, named only as Lisa, reported her missing on 11 January after she failed to appear at school in the Marzahn district of the capital. She reappeared 30 hours later with injuries on her face, and told her parents she had been attacked by men of Middle Eastern or north African appearance. News of the incident spread on social media, sparking outrage among Berlin’s Russian-German community.
But when she was questioned by trained specialists three days later “she immediately admitted that the story of the rape was not true”, said the spokesman for the state prosecutor, Martin Steltner.
originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
It'll still be regurgitated repeatedly as fact by those tying to galvanise support against refugees, it's too much of a good propaganda story not to.
originally posted by: luciferslight
Horrible. Maybe not all refugees are "terrorists", but at least not all of them are liars.
originally posted by: grumpy64
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
I don't know but if the situation was causing international problems could someone have paid the poor girl to recant as some kind of compensation? The kid may not have been able to go through all of the legal process and just wanted to be left alone. She did not cause those injuries to her own face remember. Something happened. As a father of 3 daughters I know it is difficult to get girls to report sexual assaults to police and go through all the hassles. The whole thing could be a cover up to try and stop anti-refugee sentiment.