HEMET, Calif. – The victims of a recently reported burglary posted on Facebook that during the burglary, their 11-year-old daughter was raped by the suspect(s).
The Hemet Police Department became aware of the post and said that they received a burglary report but never a sexual assault report from the residents. In response, a Hemet Police officer made contact with the reporting party to make sure that the report was taken accurately with nothing missed.
“The person who made the report confirmed to the officer a second time that no sexual assault occurred,” Hemet Police officials said in a written statement. “We at the Hemet Police Department take all reported sexual assaults very seriously. It is never acceptable to make any public allegations that are not true, especially an allegation of this magnitude.”
The statement was apparently made to put the citizens mind at ease following the likely-fictitious Facebook post. The police department officials said that those using social media should remain aware that posts both truthful and not truthful can be posted. In addition, they mentioned that the false allegations can have “very real” consequences.
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