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NEW DETAILS: 2 Credited With Recovering Abducted Girl

(CNN) -- Police praised Fresno, California, citizens and some good Samaritans as "heroes" on Tuesday, saying their efforts led to the safe recovery of an abducted 8-year-old girl and the arrest of the man accused of taking her.

The girl was recovered Tuesday, hours after authorities said she was forced into a pickup truck at a Fresno apartment complex by a man who had approached a group of children playing.

She was taken to a hospital for an examination, Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters, initially saying the girl was "frightened" and "traumatized" but in good condition. Police indicated later she was the victim of sexual assault.

Watching the girl and her mother reunite, he said, was "the highlight of my career."

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