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12-year-old pleaded with strangers to 'help me' after a man abducted and raped her: report

Source: Lincoln Police, MEGA

Aug. 24 2021, Published 3:43 p.m. ET

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Police arrested a man who abducted and raped a young girl who ran away from her Nebraska home, police say

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Around 9:30 a.m. Aug 21, officers in Lincoln, Nebraska, got a report about a girl under 12 years old who ran away from home, 10/11 Now reported.

Around noon, police took multiple calls about suspicious activity in the northeast area of Lincoln, Nebraska, according to 10/11 Now.

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A witness reported seeing a young female say “help me” before entering a vehicle, and another witness said the child entered the gas station and told them she’d been assaulted and held against her will, 10/11 Now reported.

The girl left in a green vehicle with a man, witnesses told police, according to 10/11 Now.

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Eventually, the girl was let out of the vehicle and called police, 10/11 Now reported.


The victim told police she ran away from home and encountered a man she did not know, according to 10/11 Now.

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She said the man sexually assaulted her and drove her around town to multiple locations before letting her out, 10/11 Now reported.

The victim provided a description of the suspect, and officers obtained video surveillance of the car, according to 10/11 Now.

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Lincoln Police requested assistance from Omaha Police since the car’s registered owner lived in Omaha, Nebraska. The vehicle arrived as officers were at the Omaha address, 10/11 Now reported.

Miguel Lupersio, Jr., 30, was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m., and he was identified as the same man from the video and as described by the witnesses and victim, according to 10/11 Now.

Investigators developed probable cause to arrest Lupersio for first-degree sexual assault on a child and child enticement, 10/11 Now reported.


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