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Walterboro police say teens fabricated kidnapping, rape

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Three teenage girls from Walterboro and Yemassee are facing charges of filing a false police report.

According to Walterboro Public Safety, the teenagers claimed that they had been kidnapped at gunpoint from Edisto Terrace Apartments on June 22.

The girls, ages 13 and 15, also told police that four men had attempted to rape one of them. The teenagers claimed the kidnappers left them at a Wal-Mart after the attempted assault. 

Investigators reviewed video from the apartment complex and Wal-Mart and found inconsistencies in the girls' stories.

The teenagers were then re-interviewed by police and confessed to making the kidnapping and rape up to avoid trouble.

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