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Youngsville Woman Calls Arrest A Misunderstanding

Posted June 13, 2006
Updated April 9, 2008

Editor's Note: Charges against Allison Adrignola were voluntarily dismissed on June 14, 2007.

RALEIGH – A Youngsville woman arrested at the time she was with two young girls said she was not planning anything inappropriate.

Police arrested Allison Adrignola, 21, on Sunday and charged her with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police found her at a Raleigh pool with two girls, ages 12 and 13.

Adrignola said she met the two girls at a pool at 4 a.m. Sunday, but she thought they were 17 and 18. She said the relationship was nothing more than a friendship.

Adrignola also said the girls lied about their ages and she only met them at their neighborhood pool so she could go swimming.

"We were just simply talking on the Internet as friends after we met at my work," Adrignola said.

The three chatted on the popular Web site MySpace.com where the 12- and 13-year-olds posted their ages as 16. One of the girls told WRAL that she never told Adrignola their actual ages.

"They can act a lot older, put on make-up, when they're really not," Adrignola said.

The parent who called police knows the young girls and told WRAL she was concerned about the relationship the girls developed with Adrignola over the last few months.

"They thought there was going to be drugs and alcohol involved. None were. They even looked in my car and didn't find anything," Adrignola said.

Adrignola was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor -- basically for having the girls out in the middle of the night without their parent's permission. For Adrignola's mother, the charges and the media attention are devastating.

"It was probably the worst day of my life," said Donna Adrignola. "Alison is friends with everyone."

As for Alison Adrignola, she said she will never contact those girls again -- and her MySpace site says not to talk to her unless you're 18.

The 13-year-old girl told WRAL she just wanted to be friends with someone older. Adrignola does not have a prior criminal record.

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