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OSHP Rescues Missing Girl During Traffic Stop

(WHBC) – Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol rescued a teenage sexual assault victim while conducting a traffic stop.

It happened Tuesday on Interstate 80 in Lucas County, in northwest Ohio.

Troopers stopped a car for a failure to move over violation and learned that a 15-year-old girl in the car had been sexually assaulted by the 35-year-old man driving the car.

Both are from El Salvador and don’t speak English so a translator responded to the scene to assist.

After positively identifying the victim, it was learned she had been entered into police databases as a missing juvenile from Paterson, New Jersey.

The highway patrol says the girl was being transported to Chicago from Paterson.

The girl was taken to a hospital for medical care and further investigation.

The man was locked up at the Lucas County Jail on a charge of abduction, with other charges pending.


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