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Alameda Man Locked Up Friday for Kidnapping That 9-Year-Old 'Victim' Now Says Never Happened

The Alameda Police Department reported today that the attempted kidnapping of a child that reportedly occurred Friday was false.

Once the kidnapping report was deemed unfounded, APD personnel went to Santa Rita Jail, Dublin, and filed paperwork to immediately release the 53-year-old Alameda man arrested Friday afternoon.

Brian Rourock, of Alameda, was arrested for suspicion of battery, kidnapping and annoying or molesting a child after he allegedly grabbed the girl around 4:30 p.m. Friday. The purported victim now states she never had contact with him, police said, and only was familiar with him from her neighborhood.

On Sunday, the 9-year-old victim’s mother contacted APD after she overheard her daughter making statements that caused her question the validity of the original story, police said. 

Upon further investigation, APD said detectives learned that the juvenile fabricated the entire kidnapping story, including self-inflicting minor wounds on her body to make it look like a struggle occurred. 

The juvenile also admitted that she never had any contact with the male arrested, but only knew of him from her neighborhood, police said. 

Rourock has no pending charges from this incident, police said. 

Investigators will be conducting further follow up regarding the false police report to determine an appropriate resolution, police said.

In Santa Cruz County last week, a 14-year-old girl went to authorities reporting she was assaulted while walking after school by a stranger -- a story she allegedly retracted two days later. Story here.
John Bomers March 24, 2014 at 05:22 PM
To become victim of some nine year old imagination. Fortunately things worked out but in how many cases does the man live with the stigma of being accused. There are always people who will believe the child regardless of her confession.
djs March 26, 2014 at 01:17 PM
No it doesn't 'work out'. Try googling the man's name. All you see is the arrest and release. If you are employer or landlord using one of the arrest data bases what do you suppose you'll see? The LT with the APD did not hedge his language either. He said the suspect did this and that. I was a teacher for 18 years. I got falsely accused of hitting a child before I'd even been credentialed and again my last year. I had all kinds of horrible things said to me by my supervisors. Do you think anyone ever even apologized to me? One of these children constantly made false accusations and yet I had to call in the regional union representation to make my points perfectly clear about what I would do in response if I was wrongfully terminated.

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