Teen charged with faking his kidnapping

11:30 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
(Fulton County Jail)
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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A Johns Creek man was arrested Thursday after admitting to police that he faked his kidnapping.

Aftab Aslam faces several felony charges, including terroristic threats, false statements and tampering with evidence.

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The 19 year old disappeared Apr. 27. He initially told police he was drugged and held prisoner, according to Johns Creek spokesman Doug Nurse.

Aslam's parents received a text on the day their son vanished, saying the teen had been kidnapped and warning them not to call police. Nurse said investigators determined the text was sent from near Aslam's home, and eventually learned Aslam had purchased the phone and sent the text.

Aslam returned home May 5 and later admitted that he camped in Forsyth County until the weather turned cold and rainy, Nurse said. He told police he essentially ran away because he didn't want his parents to know he was failing his English class at Georgia Gwinnett College for the second time.

Aslam is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

The FBI and GBI assisted Johns Creek Police in the search for Aslam.

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