Teen on false complaint charge

April 26, 2017 | By More

A teenager who allegedly told the police she had been abducted for sex was charged with making a false statement, in the Christchurch District Court.

The 17-year-old was granted name suppression, and given a registrar’s remand to appear in the North Shore District Court on May 17.

Police say she made the complaint, saying she had been kidnapped in Spreydon, Christchurch, about 5.20pm on April 16.

The charge alleges that on April 17 the young woman made a statement before an officer, namely a report of abduction for sex, which would amount to perjury if made on oath in a judicial proceeding.

The woman is now living in Auckland and flew to Christchurch for today’s initial court appearance, and to apply for the case to be transferred.

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