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News Release

Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Media Relations

12 Year Old Girl Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted

"12 Year Old Girl Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted"

 

Jefferson Park: On Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 12 year-old female was walking with her grandparents in the area of 31st Street and Arlington Avenue. A lime-green mini van pulled up next to the 12 year-old victim. The van contained six male suspects who had their faces covered and were armed with handguns. The victim was forced into the van and kidnapped. The victim was sexually assaulted and then released near her grandparent’s home.

Suspects 1-6: Males (no further description).

Suspect Vehicle: Late 1980's to early 1990's mini van. Lime-green in color.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detectives Antenucci or Roberts, Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, at 213-485-2921 or Detective Headquarters Division, during off-hours, at 213-485-2505.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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