Teen who ran into church naked indicted for rape hoax

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'A Texas teen who ran into a church half-naked saying she was raped was indicted for what turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

Breana Harmon, 19, was charged Wednesday with two counts of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of tampering with a government record, which are felonies, according to the Herald Democrat.

Officials said that teen, who also uses the last name Talbott, made a false report to police on March 8 claiming to have been abducted and gang-raped behind a church in Denison, Texas.

The teen turned up at the local church covered in blood and wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She allegedly told parishioners that black men had taken her into the woods and raped her.

Harmon, then 18, told police that she was raped by two black men in ski masks while a third pinned her down. She claimed that the suspects had kidnapped near her car in an apartment parking lot, news station KXII reported.'

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"Teen"

The media is already trying to set her up as "just a kid" by referring to her as a "teen". Yes, she is still in her teens: but she was 18, an adult, when she pulled this one. Funny, at 18, she can get an abortion, smoke cigarettes, vote, join the Army, and yes, be held criminally liable for her actions. As well she should be.

Infantalizing her by making her out to be a kid, when she's not, does no one any good, least of all her victims.

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