Suspect arraigned in connection with abduction, sexual assault of 9-year-old girl in Detroit
DETROIT – The man arrested in the abduction and sexual assault of a young girl appeared before a judge Friday, a day after he was taken into police custody.
Police said the man kidnapped a 9-year-old girl Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Grand River Avenue, and then sexually assaulted her at a home on Detroit’s west side. She escaped later that day.
“We are here today because of the courage and tenacity of a little girl. She’s only 9 years old. She’s not even five feet tall and doesn’t weight 100 pounds,” said Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald. “Despite what she endured, she stayed calm. She escaped and saved her own life and probably the lives of other children.”
Aaron Deneal McDonald, a resident of Oak Park, was charged Friday with one count of kidnapping, three counts of sexual conduct with a minor, one county of strangulation and one count of torture. He would receive a life sentence if convicted.
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