CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl who was walking her dog in north Charlotte on Sept. 15, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department announced Friday.
The girl, whose name is not being publically identified, was safely treated for her physical injuries after the reported assault, according to CMPD.
Investigators said the girl was walking her dog near the 900 block of West Sugar Creek Road, which is located just south of Interstate 85, when 22-year-old Tyquan Osborne approached her.
"Following a casual conversation, the suspect physically forced her into a car and took her to another location where he sexually assaulted her," the police department said in a released statement Friday.
Osborne was arrested on Thursday. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm.
He is being charged with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of indecent liberties with a child, first-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon.
Osborone is a convicted felon who was out on probation at the time of the reported assault, according to records from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He was previously convicted in Mecklenburg County on firearm charges and larceny of a motor vehicle.
Anyone with information about the kidnapping and sexual assault investigation in north Charlotte is asked to call 911. The investigation is ongoing. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
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