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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON STATE : Girl Says Sex Abuse Testimony Was a Lie

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 13-year-old who testified at four trials that she was sexually abused now says she lied under pressure from her foster father, a police officer who investigated the scandal. Of 28 people charged with child rape and molestation in Wenatchee, Wash., 14 have pleaded guilty, five were convicted and charges were dismissed or greatly reduced against five others. Three were acquitted and one case is pending. The girl’s parents had pleaded guilty, admitting abuse of two daughters, including the girl who now says she lied.


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