A 15-year-old girl who said she was abducted and raped Friday by three men who pushed her into a car in Encinitas made up the story after she had sex with a man she met online, sheriff's officials announced Monday.
The Sheriff's Department is planning a 4 p.m. press conference at the Encinitas Sheriff's Station to discuss the case.
The girl on Monday told detectives that she skipped her last class at San Dieguito Academy on Friday and was picked up at the school by a man she met on the Internet, sheriff's official said.
The victim and the man went somewhere and had sex, and then the man drove her back to school, officials said.
While the original story didn't make sense, the facts should be just as chilling. Predators aren't cruising the streets; they're trolling the Internet. I hope this girl gets the help she needs, and I hope the predator is caught and put away for a long time.