Marathon - A 15 year old girl from Marathon was charged with making a false report to police. She reported being attacked to explain bite marks on her body she’d gotten while engaging in “fantasy biting behavior”.
The girl, who says she is a fan of the “Twilight” movies and books, was reportedly with a 19 year old boy the night of August 28th 2010 at her Marathon home. After her encounter with the boy, she had bruising and bite marks on her neck, arms and her back. She became concerned about her mother seeing the injuries.
She called her mother, who was at work, and told her she’d been out jogging on Aviation Boulevard and had been attacked. She sent her pictures on her cell phone of the injuries. Her mother called the Sheriff’s Office to report the attack.
Deputy Vaughn O’Keefe responded and spoke with the girl, who showed him her injuries and told him the story she’d concocted. She showed him the place she’d supposedly been attacked. She even gave him the name of a classmate in school she said may have been the attacker. Deputy O’Keefe documented her injuries and the supposed attack location.
The girl’s story began to unravel when Deputy O’Keefe asked her what shoes she was wearing at the time of the attack. She showed him a pair, but no footprints matching the shoes were found at the place she said she was attacked. The case was referred to Detective Deborah Ryan for further investigation.
When Detective Ryan interviewed her a few days later, the bruises on her body had begun to heal, and were, according to the detective, obviously marks made by human teeth.
The detective confronted her with all the inconsistencies in her story. The girl finally admitted to Detective Ryan what really happened. Detective Ryan interviewed the 19 year old boy. He admitted to the biting activity with the 15 year old. He also had serious open bite marks on his body he said he’d gotten from his 19 year old fiancé, who was also reportedly a “Twilight” fan. Detective Ryan in turn interviewed the fiancé, who confirmed giving him the bite marks. Neither of the 19 year olds knew the girl had made the false report to law enforcement.
The 15 year old was charged with making a false report to police. She was booked at the Monroe County jail Thursday and released to her mother’s custody.