Boy Lied About Sex Assault: Police

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    A 14-year-old boy lied to police about being sexually assaulted in a Southern California beach park, police said Tuesday.

    Police were investigating why the boy lied about the attack, which prompted police to put out an alert in conjunction with a similar attack at a nearby beach park last week.

    Police Seek Man Who Sexually Assaulted Boys in South Bay

    [LA] Police Seek Man Who Sexually Assaulted Boys in South Bay
    Police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting two boys at park restrooms in the South Bay. Jane Yamamoto reports from Manhattan Beach for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    This new development in the Hermosa Beach case has no bearing on the Manhattan Beach sexual assault investigation reported Friday at Polliwog Park.

    A young boy was forced into a men’s restroom stall and sexually assaulted around 2 p.m. Friday, Manhattan Beach police said.

    Police Beef Up Patrols After South Bay Park Sex Assaults

    [LA] Police Beef Up Patrols After South Bay Park Sex Assaults
    Police in the South Bay have beefed up patrols after a man sexually assaulted two boys in park bathrooms. Reggie Kumar reports from Manhattan Beach for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    That case is still open and active, said Sgt. Robert Higgins, a spokesman with the Hermosa Beach Police Department.

    In the bogus Hermosa Beach case, the boy told police he was assaulted in a park bathroom by a white male in his 30s on April 15. The boy told police he was restrained by a man and as he tried to walk inside the restroom.

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