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Oct 15, 2012 10:23 AM by MTN News

Man arrested in Belgrade in connection with Wyoming child abduction case

BOZEMAN - A possible suspect in a child abduction and sexual assault case in Cody, Wyoming was arrested in Belgrade.

According to the Gallatin County Detention Center roster, Jesse Paul Speer is being held on a $2 million bond for law enforcement from the State of Wyoming. Gallatin County has not confirmed that Speer is the suspect, but he is the only person listed on the roster being held for Wyoming officials.

Earlier today, Wyoming Highway Patrol said the Cody Police Department announced the capture of the suspect. A press conference will be held Monday morning at Cody City Hall at 10 a.m.

The FBI did not release any more information in a press release on Sunday evening, saying only that further details will be made available in the coming days by the Park County and Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Cody, Wyoming.

On Monday, Oct. 8, an 11-year-girl was abducted in Cody, Wyoming by a man who enticed her into his SUV by asking for help finding his missing puppy. She was later found and reunited with her family.

A news release from the CPD reported that the victim told police that when she approached the suspect's vehicle, the man brandished a "pistol" and directed her to get into the front passenger seat of his vehicle.

We will continue to follow this story and will provide more details as they become available.

(This photo was found on Speer's Facebook and Google+ accounts. The Facebook page identifies Speer as a photographer and links to a photography website.)


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