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Man Arrested In Abduction, Rape

A man was arrested Thursday in the abduction and rape of a 13-year-old girl.

A citizen called authorities after spotting a man matching the suspect’s description near the intersection of Highway 99 and Kent-Des Moines Road, police said.

An undercover officer followed the man’s car to a shopping mall, and officers in marked police cars then closed in.

The victim, a ninth-grader at Lakota Junior High School, was abducted Wednesday while waiting for her school bus, said Bob Schubert of the Federal Way police.

Her kidnapper, a man in his 30s, forced her into a gray Buick Century about 7 a.m., drove her to a nearby motel and raped her, police said.

The girl managed to escape and arrived about 9:30 a.m. at her school, where officials notified police.


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