A thirteen-year-old Berlin girl has recanted her claim that she was kidnapped and raped by a group of migrants, an incident that stoked migrant fears in Germany that were already heightened due to assaults on New Years Eve in Cologne.

The girl, known only by the name Lisa, went missing for approximately 30 hours on January 11. When she reappeared, she told her parents she had been kidnapped and raped by men of North African or Middle Eastern descent

It was three days later, though, under official questioning, that Lisa admitted to having lied about the kidnapping and rape, telling officials that she had been scared to go home after the school contacted her parents over an unnamed incident Read more…

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Berlin teen recants rape claim that stoked migrant fears