Tucson girls could face charges for Isabel Celis prank call

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Prosecutors are expected to decide this week whether to file charges against two sisters who called police claiming to be a missing Tucson girl.

The 9-year-old and 11-year-old girls were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of false reporting to authorities.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the girls were taken to the Pima County juvenile jail. But officials say they did not meet the court's criteria for detention.

Tucson police Sgt. Chris Widmer says 25 officers responded to the call Sunday morning from a girl reporting to be 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis, who has been missing since April 21.

Investigators traced the call to the girls' home. Police say the sisters admitted to making the call, though it's unclear which of the two actually did.