3:58 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Wyo. judge sets $2M bail for suspected abductor

A judge has set bail at $2 million cash for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming girl.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jesse Paul Speer made his initial court appearance today/Friday before Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters in Cody. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 26.
Prosecutors allege Speer forced a Cody girl into his SUV at gunpoint on Oct. 8, then assaulted and abandoned her outside of town. Hunters eventually found the girl.
He was arrested Saturday in Montana.

3:39 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Cody police looking for leads in child abduction case

Police say an 11-year-old girl from Cody who was the subject of an Amber Alert was sexually assaulted. 

Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam says the girl was coerced into a van at the Park County Complex at about 4:30 Monday afternoon.  The girl was later found walking down a nearby mountain road by a group of hunters. 

Authorities say that the man who abducted the girl sexually assaulted her.   Rockvam says they are still looking for the suspect.

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