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But it was all a lie.
The woman is actually 18.
.@pritchett_dan The woman pictured is not 12, but 18 years old according to her ID.
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) August 11, 2015
On Tuesday morning, a self-described youth advocate and citizen journalist named Chuck Modi began tweeting pictures of those arrested as they were released from police custody.
One of Modi’s tweets is a picture of a person who appears to be the “child” that was arrested.
It seems the young lady lied about her age out of fear of being manhandled by police upon her arrest.
The woman was not identified.