Police say North Side kidnapping report unfounded

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CHICAGO —  Chicago police announced late Wednesday that a teen’s claim that she was kidnapped and sexually abused in Humboldt Park was unfounded.

Earlier, police released a community alert in which a 13-year-old girl said she was kidnapped by a man while walking in Wicker Park on Tuesday. She said she was beaten and taken to the Humboldt Park Lagoon where she was sexually abused.

In a statement, police said, “after further investigation” the report “has now been classified as unfounded.”

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