Teen in Trouble After Tweets Alleging Sexual Assault

Teen arrested after tweeting about sex assault to police.

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    Miami Police say a teen's tweets about sex assault on minors got him into trouble. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports. (Published Friday, May 16, 2014)

    A South Florida teen is in trouble after police say he tweeted at them saying he planned to rape children.

    Miami Police said that a Twitter user calling himself "Infamous Princess," using the Twitter handle @5kurr, tweeted an allegation of sexual battery on a minor on April 26.

    One of the tweets read: "@MiamiPD I'm bout. to rape a lil girl high asf Hahahahahahhahahahahahaaayyahayya"

    Within an hour, another tweet said: "@MiamiPD you guys I have been out here taking lillte girls and I hear no sirens?Um my avi don't scare you."

    After an investigation, police said they found the person behind the tweets, a 15-year-old whom NBC 6 is choosing not to identify due to his age.

    Police said the teen told his parents and investigators that he didn't mean the threats and that he was joking. But police took the false threats seriously, arresting the teen on charges of false reports to law enforcement, a third-degree felony, which officials say is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

    The teen's family offered no response after requests for comment from NBC 6 reporter Sharon Lawson.