EYE TEST NEWS (WBRE / WYOU) – A man wanted for kidnapping and sexually attacking a regional girl is lastly behind bars after a two-month manhunt.
Several law enforcement officer stated this was the worst case they have actually ever seen. United States marshals located 45-year-old John Watson on a train in Cleveland, Ohio after practically 2 months on the run.
The 45-year-old was thought about armed and hazardous and, according to DA, belonged. among the most wanted wrongdoers in the Lucerne district
“When you consider the dreadful experience of this victim, who was raped by numerous individuals in numerous areas for numerous days and basically what our company believe was trafficked, you understand that this is among the worst cases I have actually ever seen I’ve seen my 20 years in the district attorney’s workplace, “stated Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce.
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Investigators state Watson abducted a 14-year-old girl while she was strolling down Union Street in Lucerne in October. It is stated that he and another man took her to a district apartment or condo and later on to a Red Roof Inn in Plains Township, where the 2 males consistently sexually attacked her.
“She was threatened once again with physical violence and was informed that she would be required to Philadelphia, where the offender would alter her look,” stated Sanguedolce.
The victim was held for 3 days. When Watson left the hotel space, she called 911 and was saved by the authorities. Tammi Burke of Victim Support Center states human / sex trafficking happens in NEPA, however it can take numerous kinds. She discussed what it is and what to search for.
“It’s sexual exploitation. It is somebody who is required or obliged to do things they do not wish to do. Also the habits of the victim, perhaps somebody does not offer him the chance to speak. When they are asked a concern and another person addresses for them, ”stated Burke.
Watson stays in custody in Cleveland while waiting for extradition to Lucerne County for charges.