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5-Year-Old Abducted from Bedroom, Assaulted

Suspect is still at large

A five-year-old girl was abducted from her bed and assaulted early Saturday morning. With the suspect still at large, residents are urged to lock their doors.

Sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday morning, a man broke into the girl’s home on the 7000 block of Brocton Court in Springfield. He pulled the girl from her bed and took her to a nearby location. After the suspect let the girl go, she found her way back to her home around 4 a.m. She had sustained non-life-threatening trauma to her upper body during the abduction.

Police were called to the home around 4 a.m. The victim told detectives a man had abducted her , but was taken to a hospital before she could give more information, according to Fairfax County Police Department spokesperson Officer Don Gotthardt.

At this time, the only thing known about the suspect is that he is a man. Gotthardt said detectives are investigating whether there was a sexual motive to the crime. Gotthardt also did not have more specific information about the “nearby location” where the suspect took the victim.

“All she could really relay was that it was definitely a man,” Gotthardt said.

Because the suspect is still at large, police urge the public to lock doors and windows, and leave outside lights on when possible.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477, via email at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or via text by texting “TIP187” and a message to 274637. The Fairfax County Police can be contacted at 703-691-2131.

barbara james August 30, 2011 at 06:36 PM
my heart goes out to this little girl and the family . my heart goes out to this little girl and her family god bless.
TS-Rosehill August 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM
HOPE THE LITTLE GIRL IS OK! HOW COULD ANYONE DO SUCH A THING TO INNOCENT LITTLE KIDS? MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER AND THE FAMILY! HOPE THEY FIND WHOEVER IS DOING THIS, WHAT IS THIS COUNTY COMING TOO???
Trisha Smith August 31, 2011 at 09:57 AM
I'm glad that five year kid is safe from harm despite the abduction. Having kids myself I find myself worrying about their safety from time to time. However, I stumbled upon this blog the other day which tells how a mother overcame a tragedy and found an amazing way to keep her kids safe. Check it out http://www.tsue-thatswhatshesaid.com/2011/08/your-childs-safety-your-piece-of-mind.html

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