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Police release photo of man suspected in kidnapping, sexual assault of middle school student

Metro Police released a photo and the name of a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a middle school student in northwest Las Vegas Thursday. Detectives have identified Antwon Perkins as the suspect in this case, but they have yet to locate him.

Police said on Jan. 24 at approximately 11:20 a.m. officers were dispatched to a middle school located in the 7700 block of Elkhorn Road to investigate a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault. The victim had arrived at the school and reported to staff that they had been kidnapped and assaulted while on the way to school earlier that morning.

An investigation by the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section indicated the student was walking to school and passed a convenience store near the intersection of Farm Road and Cimarron Road when a black dually pickup pulled up next to the victim and a man, who is thought to be Perkins, got out of the truck and forced the victim into the vehicle.

The suspect drove to another location, sexually assaulted the victim, and eventually dropped the victim back off in the area where the victim was originally abducted.

The victim ran to school and immediately reported the incident to school officials and that's when the police were notified.

Detectives quickly identified a person of interest in this case as 35-year-old Perkins. The black dually pickup was located yesterday at Perkins' place of employment, but Perkins was not there.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Antwon Perkins is urged to immediately call 9-1-1. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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