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