Teen Guilty of Lying About Teacher

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 17-year-old high school student has been found guilty of lying to police about a sexual assault.

Rebecca Shong showed no emotion when an Ingham County jury found her guilty of filing a false police report, a four-year felony.

Rebecca's grandmother says deputies used her granddaughter as a scapegoat. She says authorities “jumped the gun” when they arrested 50-year-old special-education teacher Craig Fry.

Fry was charged in January with three counts of sexual abuse. Prosecutors dropped the charges after police said the girl lied.

Fry died in June from a heart attack. His fiancée says the case took a toll on him.

Meanwhile, Shong has been ordered to in-home detention until a judge decides her punishment.


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