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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. No, there's no law that would require that you be arrested or charged for this to be published. Even if there were such a law, it would almost certainly be unconstitutional (abridgment of freedom of the press), which is why there's probably no such law. Lawmakers are not going to spend time on something that has no chance of being upheld in court.
As far as a case might be concerned against the newspaper, it appears that they're wrong, but to have a case against them you'd have to show that they were more than just negligent in the reporting. Rather, there's a heightened standard against newspapers in defamation cases, which requires proof of "actual malice" to establish defamation (see New York Times v. Sullivan). So aside from contacting the newspaper and demanding (without any way to actually require it) a retraction / correction, I'm afraid that there's nothing that you could do in this situation.
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