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Joshua Besaw, 35, from Thompson, Connecticut, was arrested after DNA from cigarette butts picked up by detectives who followed him was matched to a monster from the victim

Man allegedly abducted a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulted is arrested after the DNA of his cigarette butts matches the victim's monster

  • Joshua Besaw, 35, was arrested on Wednesday morning after a two-month investigation
  • He was suspected after the police received a video from him near the crime scene
  • With help from the FBI, detectives followed him and picked up cigarette butts that he dropped
  • DNA from the butts corresponded to a monster from the girl after the attack
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A man from Connecticut has been arrested on suspicion of a kidnapped and sexually assaulted 12-year-old girl after DNA from cigarette butts linked him to the crime.

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Police from Webster, Massachusetts, arrested Joshua Besaw, 35, of Thompson, Connecticut, at his home on Wednesday morning after a two-month investigation.

The arrest occurred after DNA traces of cigarette butts that he dropped, collected by detectives who followed him, matched a sample of the victim.

Joshua Besaw, 35, from Thompson, Connecticut, was arrested after DNA from cigarette butts picked up by detectives who followed him was matched to a monster from the victim

Joshua Besaw, 35, from Thompson, Connecticut, was arrested after DNA from cigarette butts picked up by detectives who followed him was matched to a monster from the victim

Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez ordered the suspect to be detained, Webster police said in a statement.

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The breakthrough in the case followed an earlier appeal to witnesses by the Webster PD.

& # 39; As a result, we received video that was crucial to the case, and after an extensive investigation by Webster Police Detectives, a suspect was identified & # 39;

The department called on the FBI to help with the case and Besaw was being watched.

Detectives were able to investigate Besaw and use used cigarettes that could be DNA-tested, police said.

Besaw allegedly kidnapped the girl from May Street Park in Webster on May 31, 2019, after luring her into his car.

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According to court documents, he told the girl who had cycled to the park to meet a friend, that his name was Chuck and that he needed help because his girlfriend's parents hated him.

Besaw drove the girl across the state border to Connecticut and took her to a wooded area and told her he had a gun.

& # 39; If I had paid you $ 800, would you like to kiss me? & # 39; he reportedly asked the victim, who said she had tried to fight him.

After the assault, Besaw said: & I have not raped you, so be grateful for that. & # 39;

He sent the girl to Dudley, Massaschusetts, from where she could call her parents.

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Besaw faces various federal charges, including the kidnapping and transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activities, said the US District Attorney's Office.

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