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Runaway Bride Turns Herself In

Wilbanks appears at courthouse to face charges

Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks has turned herself over to authorities in Georgia to face charges of making up a tale of being abducted.

Wilbanks vanished a few days before her April wedding. She was found days later in New Mexico, where police say she initially told them she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.

She could face up to six years in prison if convicted of both charges -- making a false statement and making a false police report -- as well as eleven-thousand dollars in fines. She could also be ordered to reimburse authorities for the cost of the search, which has been tallied at more than 50-thousand dollars.

Wilbanks was seen entering the Gwinnett County courthouse this morning, along with her fiance, John Mason. Her family says she had been receiving psychiatric treatment at an unspecified facility.

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