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Manatee man made up child kidnapping, detectives say

Manatee County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man who allegedly made a false report to a child abuse hotline.

Broderick Furlow, 26, faces a charge of filing a false report to an abuse hotline, detectives said.

Detectives began working the case Friday after learning Furlow called a national hotline, saying he abducted and assaulted a 9-year-old girl.

Furlow went on to say he dumped the girl’s body but that she may still be alive, detectives said.

Furlow did not give his name or the location from where he was calling., but detectives were able to track the phone number to him. Detectives said he admitted the call was a prank during an interview.

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