The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of James H. King, 19 years of age. King was arrested on May 24, 2012 at approximately 1:30 p.m. during an investigation into the possible sexual assault of a 12-year-old child. The investigation began on May 16, 2012 when King reported the crime and provided a sworn statement to detectives that he witnessed the sexual abuse of a child. King provided detectives information that identified a male suspect. During the investigation detectives were able to obtain evidence that no sexual assault occurred and that King made the story up. King provided the false information to detectives in order to get the suspect he identified into trouble due to King and the suspect having relationship issues. King was booked into the Bay County Jail for false report of a crime.
If you have any information in reference to this incident please contact Detective Lanier at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3112 or you can report your tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.
Information provided by the Panama City Police Department