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