Three 12 year old girls get time for falsely accusing homeless man [USA]

March 5, 2004

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Three 12-year-old girls who falsely accused a homeless man of attacking them in a park were sentenced to time in juvenile detention and will be on probation for nine years. Eric Nordmark, who was jailed for eight months because of the allegations, criticized the punishments, saying police, not the girls, were to blame for his incarceration. The girls were sentenced during a closed-door hearing in Orange County Juvenile Court after admitting to a charge of conspiracy. One of the girls also admitted to perjury. Two girls received 45-day terms and one received a month of detention. Each received credit for 25 days already spent in custody. Each girl also must perform 60 hours of community service and pay unspecified restitution.

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