Man sexually assaulted girl, led police on 4-hour manhunt

Posted at 2:46 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 14:46:00-04

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who police say took a 12-year-old girl from her home and sexually assaulted her has been arrested after a four-hour manhunt.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that 20-year-old William Tyler Duke of Marietta was arrested Monday. An arrest warrants states Duke was aware of the girl's age and told the victim's sister's boyfriend that he didn't intend to bring her back. Police say he sexually assaulted the girl in his car in Kennesaw.

Cobb County police Sgt. Dana Pierce says Duke then led police on a manhunt in Kennesaw, but did not reveal how they found him.

He faces aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and interference with custody charges. He is being held in Cobb County jail. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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