Police said an 18-year-old woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied.
Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said on Facebook that Breana Harmon Talbott was undressed and bleeding on March 8 when she claimed she had been sexually assaulted in woods behind the church in Denison.
Burch said investigators searched the area and "almost immediately, Talbott's story and allegations began to unravel."
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Authorities said the crime scene was staged and Talbott's injuries were self-inflicted.
Burch said Talbott "confessed to the hoax" Tuesday and faces a misdemeanor charge of false report to a peace officer.
Burch added that the incident is "insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community."