While she was walking, an unidentified man approached her and offered her a ride. Once they arrived at his home, the man allegedly contacted 46-year-old Dale Drzewucki and offered sex with the girl in exchange for drugs.
Drzewucki eventually picked up the victim and kept her at his Douglas County home for almost three months, according to authorities.
While the victim was at Drzewucki’s residence, he repeatedly sexually abused the child and kept her intoxicated by giving her drugs and alcohol, officials said.
Evidence on the defendant's phone showed that he made threats against the minor when she refused to have sex with him.
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In January 2021, the victim was able to escape from Drzewucki home and contact her mother. The victim's mother called police, who began investigating the case.
On June 5, Drzewucki pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison for rape, statutory rape, trafficking, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
He must serve at least 25 years behind bars before he’s eligible for parole.
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