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Jasmine Fike: 15-year-old accused abduction faker captured on E. Colfax despite disguise

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Jasmine Fike.
Update: Aurora's Jasmine Fike, the fifteen-year-old whose frantic 911 call about an abductor about to take her set off a nationwide Amber Alert last week, has been found -- and she didn't go far. Police discovered her, disguised but still recognizable, near a fast-food restaurant on East Colfax, an area that's long been a magnet for runaways looking to disappear into the city's underbelly.

As we reported earlier, Fike phoned 911 on August 19, telling the operator, "Someone just broke into my house and he's trying to take me! Please come! Hurry!" Hear the audio below.

By the time cops arrived, Fike was gone -- and based on information she'd shared with her mom, they immediately began looking for Franky Sessions, a convicted drug dealer who she said had been haunting the neighborhood in a green Chevy Tahoe before she vanished. But after officers tracked down Sessions, they became convinced that he hadn't taken anyone, let alone Fike -- and that she'd faked the entire abduction drama to cover her running away.

Since last Thursday, Aurora cops followed up leads about Fike, with one tip pointing them toward a motel on the 14200 block of East Colfax. Yesterday morning, APD Sergeant Joe Young was staked out there in an unmarked police car when he saw a young girl standing alone near a fast-food restaurant. She'd altered her appearance, reportedly cutting and bleaching her hair. But Young was confident enough he'd found Fike that he called in support. Officers cut off possible escape routes before Young approached Fike, whom he took into custody without further incident.

Fike is presently at a juvenile detention center, and she's likely staring down the barrel of criminal charges related to her fake kidnapping that could keep her there for quite some time.

Look below to check out an interactive graphic of the area near where Fike was found; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map." That's followed by our earlier coverage, including another photo of Fike before her fashion transformation.


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Original item, 12:31 p.m. August 19: "Someone just broke into my house and he's trying to take me!" fifteen-year-old Jasmine Fike told the 911 operator, her voice teetering on the edge of hysteria. "Please come! Hurry!"

The cops did, but they needn't have rushed -- since they now believe Fike faked the whole thing.

The Aurora Police Department officers flew into action upon receiving Fike's message -- but by the time they arrived at her home Wednesday morning, she was gone amid indications that a struggle had taken place. They also spoke to Fike's mother, who reportedly received a call from her daughter saying that one Franky Sessions, 37, a man with past drug convictions, had pulled up in a green Chevy Tahoe and had pounded on her door.

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Another look at Jasmine Fike.
Shortly thereafter, the APD issued an Amber Alert that went nationwide, as indicated by this poster from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. But Fike undermined her own scheme by being too specific about Sessions. The cops tracked him down and were soon convinced that he hadn't taken part in any abduction, attempted or otherwise. And now, they believe Fike staged the entire drama as a precursor to running away.

Yesterday, local TV and radio broadcasts were interrupted to withdraw the Amber Alert and share the theory that the whole thing had been a ruse. However, the APD continues to look for Fike, who's thought to be in real danger this time, as she's believed to be in the company of "known criminals."

Just not one named Franky Sessions. To listen to her 911 call, click here.

More from our News archive: "Cristy Erickson ID'd as woman found in SUV on S. Elkhart: Death called suspicious."



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13 comments
RM
RM

This may be the most stupid child ever born. She better hope she's in jail for a very, very long time, because Franky Session or one of his crew might be waiting to have a chat with her when she gets out. I would tell her mother to start looking for a reform school in another state far,far away, because if she spends a month in juvy, it'll be an unusually long sentence. Just think: In two and half years, if she makes it that long, she can turn all the tricks she wants on East Colfax and nobody will care until her body is stinking up their dumpster. Pay attention kids.

adarc
adarc

Sorry, but this makes no sense. While the girl does sound like she has a history of lying, why would anyone bother to lie about getting kidnapped to cover their running away? Everyone knows that the police don't really bother to look for runaways, but they do look for kidnapping victims. So if she was really hoping to runaway, why would she make sure her face got on the news?

guppy
guppy

In the company of criminals? Sounds like she is one!

YouCan'tHideThoseLyingEyes
YouCan'tHideThoseLyingEyes

This isn't the first time this girl has pulled this BS. There is an innocent man in prison because of her lies. She needs help. Her mother needs help. The only reason I will cut her any slack is because she is only fifteen. She has ruined one life already, I doubt it will be the last.

Porky
Porky

You are right, It doesn't ! I think this girl is a pathetic attention seeker, And 15 is not young so she knew what she was doing. She probably set up that story so she would be on the news and people would be looking for her and she would be in the spotlight! But she was too stupid to pull it off and didn't realize that the police would track down 'Sessions and question and release him and then he story would blow over! She needs help, Juvinille isn't going to be good enough she needs professional mental/emotional help!

smegal
smegal

Because she is an idiot..searching for any attention she can get. Does not matter if it is negative. 

estella
estella

This is crazy! im sitting here kind of shaking,  "YouCan'tHideThoseLyingEyes" please contact me at "itsnala_bear@yahoo.com! Our stories appear to match up i saw this story and the name rang a bell i think this girl has had a Looooong history of doing stuff like this, please email me I think she pulled the same thing to someone I know as well. SO SO sad.

gia56
gia56

can you tell us more about the other time she pulled this?

JJ Darling
JJ Darling

In 2007, when she was around 11 she posted a fake profile on Myspace pretending to be 17 years old, enticed a 19 year old male to come to her house, and when he showed up and realized she was much younger he left having NOT touched her. Still he was charged with a sex crime, advised by his attorney to plea bargain because of her young age, and put on probation. This is despite reports by a private investigator that was hired by his family, who confirmed from one of her friends that "she always went after older men." and despite the fact that you have to be AT LEAST 14 to join Myspace so she obviously falsified her age. AND despite the fact that he passed a polygraph test and a test that measured whether he would get sexually aroused by pictures of kids, but he plea bargained because he was scared... Just 3 weeks after being put on probation he was charged with violating his probation for coming home too late and sent to prison and is currently serving a 2 year to life prison sentence. Only in America! 

Guest
Guest

a huge difference between 17 and 11

JJ Darling
JJ Darling

Its very sad and I agree, it does sound like she was abused at an early age and her mother has yet to address the issue. Its clear she needs help and I sincerely hope she receives it when she is found. With that said we are writing to every news agency we can so that this side of the story can be brought to light, we understand that alot of people who say their friend or loved one is innocent, it may not be true but in this situation its absolutely the case and we have documentation and are doing everything we can to bring his case back into court so that a jury of his peers can judge him the way it should have been in the first place...we've been fighting this since 2008.

My2072
My2072

A child demonstrating the type of behavior you describe at age 11 is likely the victim of chronic sexual abuse. How sad for everyone involved.

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