‘Cornerstone Caroline’ apologizes to boy after falsely accusing him of sexual assault

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It’s another case of the aftermath of an alleged incident – caught on tape. The reaction to it – going viral on social media.

This time, it’s out of New York – with an accuser apologizing, and people reacting. 

The commotion outside this Flatbush bodega Wednesday evening quickly drew a crowd.

As Teresa Klein, now known as “Cornerstore Caroline” on the internet, loudly accused a nine-year-old boy of grabbing her behind.

“I was just sexually assaulted by a child!” Klein told police on video footage captured Wednesday.

In what has since become a viral video on social media, Klein tells a 911 dispatcher she needs police immediately, prompting gut-wrenching cries from the boy and his younger sister.

Jason Littlejohn, who lives next door, captured the entire exchange that followed, and says police never came.

He now questions if Klein ever made a call and if she understands the gravity of her accusations.

“She basically said i’m calling the cops on you,” Jason Littlejohn. “She didn’t say the mom or anybody else, she said I’m calling the cops on you. And that poor little boy man, wherever he is, whoever he is, hopefully there is millions of people that definitely want to help him out.”

Meanwhile, Klein returned to the bodega Friday and watched the surveillance video from inside the store with us.  ​​​​​​​

The footage clearly shows the boy’s hands in plain sight, and it was his book-bag that grazed her.​​​​​​​

“I was wrong,” said Klein. “Young man, I don’t know your name, but I’m sorry.”​​​​​​​

Klein claims since the incident she’s received an overwhelming amount of phone calls and threats, and now she can’t walk the streets of Flatbush without fear.

She also claims the boy’s mother threatened her life, and she would like to pursue charges against her.

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