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Guelph Teen Warned Over False Abuse Claim

A Guelph teen who falsely posted on X that she was being abused – prompting an investigation involving police in two provinces – was warned she could face criminal charges.

Saturday afternoon, the Guelph Police Service received information from a police service in Quebec. That service had received a call from someone in the US over concerning posts on the social media platform X. The posts were traced to an address in Guelph.

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Officers attended an address in the city’s west end to check everyone’s wellbeing. They spoke to a 15-year-old female who initially lied before admitting she made up the abuse story for ‘clout’ and had since deleted the X account where it was posted.

The girl was warned in the presence of her parents such behaviour could result in a criminal charge of public mischief.

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