Police say girl filed false report in gang-rape

LIHU’E – A 14-year-old girl who claimed she was kidnapped and sexually

assaulted by four males at Anini Beach last week apparently filed a false

report, police officers say.

It will be up to the county Prosecutor’s

Office to decide whether a formal charge will be filed against the


Four males – three adults and one juvenile – were initially arrested

in connection with the alleged kidnapping and gang-rape of the girl.


four were questioned and released for lack of sufficient grounds to hold


The incident was reported on April 24. On April 28, police reported

that there may have been only male involved.

Upon further investigation,

police have determined the charges the girl made against the individuals were

unfounded, a police spokesman said.


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