Detroit — Investigators have arrested a man in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl, Detroit police said.

“We are working with our law enforcement partners to bring additional information on this arrest shortly,” the department said in a tweet Thursday.


The suspect was arrested at his workplace Thursday morning, a police source familiar with the investigation said. The arrest comes four days after police say the Farmington Hills girl was raped in a Detroit house between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was reportedly lost and was walking near Eight Mile and Grand River in Farmington Hills when the man offered to help. She got into his car, and he drove her to a house near 8 Mile and Berg across the city line in Detroit, police said.

Detroit police, Farmington police and the FBI launched a manhunt after the victim was able to describe her rapist, officials said. Citizens provided tips that allowed investigators to close in on the suspect, police said.

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