Teen recants Frankford rape story

A teenager in Frankford who reported a rape to police yesterday afternoon has recanted her story. The 15-year-old told police she was abducted at knifepoint yesterday outside the McDonald’s at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street.

She reportedly told authorities that a man and woman abducted her, transported her to a house, raped her and then returned her to the McDonald’s.

She recanted her story late last night during the Special Victims Unit investigation, telling police she made the story up to cover up the fact that she was with a male acquaintance.

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