FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: March 24, 2011
13-year old recants ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING / RAPE
Kenner - On February 18, 2011, the Kenner
Police Department issued a press release seeking help in
identifying a suspect in an attempted kidnapping / rape
complaint, in which the 13-year old juvenile claimed he was
grabbed by a Hispanic male and pulled into a dark green
mini-van, where the suspect was alleged to pull the juvenile’s
The incident was alleged to have
occurred in the 1600 block of Newport Place, in Kenner.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, detectives
re-interviewed the 13-year old juvenile concerning inconsistent
statements and after a second police report was filed with the
Kenner Police Department on March 17, 2011 in which the same
juvenile claimed the same Hispanic male forced entry into his
home on Newport Place.
During interview; the juvenile
admitted to fabricating both incidents.
The juvenile was charged with
criminal mischief for filing a false police report.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Detectives Joseph McRae and Lashonda Woodfork are in charge of