Odessa boy charged with making a false report

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ODESSA -- Update: According to the Odessa Police Department, the boy has been charged with False Report, a Class B Misdemeanor.

He was then transported to the Ector County Youth Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.
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In a surprising turn of events on Thursday night, an Odessa boy confessed to lying about almost being kidnapped Wednesday night while he was left home alone.

After a 24-hour thorough investigation into the case that instilled fear into the community, Odessa Police released a statement saying the 10-year-old boy lied, closing the case without any charges.

The boy’s mother, who initially reported the alleged attack via Facebook, used the same social media platform Thursday night to apologize for her son’s behavior.

“I want to personally apologize to everyone,” the mother wrote. “My son did make all of it up, because we had grounded him yesterday for talking and not focusing on school. He was upset and made this up to get ungrounded. We are very embarrassed and honestly we don’t know what to feel. We’re in shock. He's in a lot of trouble with us and we are handling it at home. Please forgive us.”

Odessa Police are not pursuing any charges at this time.