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Man Convicted in 8-year-old Topeka Girl’s Abduction, Rape

staff - January 30, 2016 6:25 am

A Topeka police detective and a suspect were wounded as officers tried to take the suspect into custody.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A man has been convicted of abducting an 8-year-old girl from her Topeka home, then drugging and raping her before she managed to free herself.

The Capital-Journal reports that 29-year-old Jeremy James Lindsey was found guilty Friday of 10 counts.

Witnesses testified that the girl vanished for about six hours in September 2014 before freeing herself from the telephone cords that bound her. She fled from the abandoned home where she was raped and sought help.

While she was missing, about 50 people had searched for her, some on four-wheelers.

A defense attorney questioned the victim’s testimony.

A woman is awaiting trial in the case. She’s accused of picking up Lindsey and the girl from a wooded area and dropping them off at the abandoned house.

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