(The AEGIS Alliance) – A male suspect was taken into police custody on Thursday in Detroit, Michigan concerning the kidnapping and sexual abuse last weekend of a 9-year-old girl from the city’s suburban areas.
“The safety of the victim, her family, and our community remain our top priority, along with the appropriate investigation and prosecution of the suspect,” Farmington Hills, Michigan police Chief Jeff King pointed out.
The unidentified young girl left her residence in Farmington Hills walking at about 4 p.m. on Sunday and had been enticed around a half an hour afterward into a white or silver Jeep Renegade model from 2015-2021 that suspicious man drove referred to as a bearded and bald African American male, police stated.
At that point, the suspicious man kidnapped the young girl by force prior to taking a trip to a house close to Eight Mile Road and Berg Road in Detroit, where authorities stated he sexually assaulted and restrained her.
The girl managed to run away at about 7:30 p.m. after the man went to sleep. The cops stated she was saved by a neighborhood resident that got in touch with authorities.
“This is a case that is every parent’s nightmare, including my own,” Detroit police Chief James White mentioned at a press conference on Wednesday.
Cops in Farmington Hills collaborated with Detroit cops as well as the FBI in apprehending the suspect.
Authorities have yet to disclose the suspect’s identity. Police stated he is linked to the case, however, they haven’t said if he was the suspect observed behind the wheel of the Jeep.
The FBI raided the Detroit residence on Thursday where the young girl was presumably brought to and sexually attacked, according to FOX 2 Detroit. The young girl was located three blocks away from the house covered in a blanket.
After the incident, the Farmington Hills Police Department alerted parents and caretakers concerning the risks of their youngsters coming close to or even getting into the automobiles of complete strangers.
“If you witness anything odd or unusual, please dial 9-1-1 or contact your local Police Department,” King stated. “Your call may provide important information and may even save a life.”
Farmington Hills is located around 20 miles northwest of Detroit’s downtown area.
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