Police say Del. girl falsely reported sexual assault

April 1, 2011 12:10:37 PM PDT
New Castle County police say a 12-year-old girl who reported she had been sexually assaulted in Newark last week made up the story.

Police had said the girl claimed a man grabbed her from behind while she was walking home from school and sexually assaulted her in the Christina Green community on March 23.

Officers now say the alleged assault did not occur and the girl was having adjustment issues because of a recent move to Delaware.

The case is being reviewed by the Attorney General's office.