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Report of Kootenai County abduction and rape unfounded at this time

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On Monday, March 30, 2015 at about 10:30 PM, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence near St. James Avenue and Strahorn Road, near the city of Hayden for a reported abduction. On Monday, March 30, 2015 at about 10:30 PM, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence near St. James Avenue and Strahorn Road, near the city of Hayden for a reported abduction.
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - After investigating a report of a man abducting and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old Hayden girl Monday night, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says they have not been able to validate those claims. 


Deputies received a call at about 10:30 pm to a home near the city of Hayden Monday night after a father went into his 17-year-old daughter's room and found that she was not there, and there appeared to be signs of a struggle. A short time later, the 17-year-old girl called 911 to report that she had been abducted from her room and sexually assaulted by an unknown man. The girl told deputies the man then fled into the woods near her house. 


Deputies arrived on scene, located the girl, and she was then transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation. The girl was then released to her parents. 


A perimeter was set up in the area for about four hours while deputies, Coeur d'Alene Police officers, Idaho State Police, and Spokane County Sheriff's Air 1 searched for the suspect. 


Tuesday morning, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives conducted interviews and further processed the scene. Lt. Stu Miller says that based on their preliminary investigation, the Sheriff's Office has not been able to validate the claims of the girl. 


They are continuing their investigation and we will update you as soon as new information becomes available. 

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