Cape Town - An 18-year-old girl has landed in trouble after she lied to cops about being kidnapped and almost sold as a sex slave.
The matric pupil apparently created the fake story after she stayed out for an entire night to party with her boyfriend and friends, and was looking for an excuse to tell her parents and teachers.
In the elaborate lie, the girl claimed she was held in a shack in Heinz Park by “foreign black men” on Sunday night and was going to be sold as a sex slave along with 10 other girls.
The Grade 12 pupil from a high school in Athlone was caught out by Manenberg detective, Sergeant Darryl van Noie.
Acting station commander, Colonel Sanele Zama, said they wasted valuable resources investigating the “shocking” case.