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    AZ - Larry Ladwig for kidnapping, sex assault of 5yo girl, Phoenix, 2009

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091226/...JsYWJkdWN0ZWQ-

    "PHOENIX – A 5-year-old girl abducted by a man as she played outside her Phoenix home Friday was rescued hours later after police chased down the suspect's pickup and found her "alive and well" inside, officials said.
    NF was found around 9 p.m. after a patrol officer spotted the truck of the man accused of kidnapping her, Sgt. Andy Hill said.
    After a short pursuit, police stopped the truck and rescued N from inside, Hill said.

    "We have had our Christmas miracle," Hill said. "She is alive and well."



    I'll say...we've got a genuine miracle!! We need some happy endings. Oh, I'll bet those parents are giving thanks tonight!!
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    The child who was abducted, NF, is five. It sounds to me that this is either a custodial issue (doubtful IMO) or a grab for a child sex ring.

    "He physically grabbed the 7-year-old girl and forcibly took a photo of her," Hill said."

    If it were a custody issue, why wouldn't the man have taken all the girls? Why the photo of just the one and not the girl he took? NF is a strikingly beautiful child. That's what makes me lean toward a grab. I really want to know what's behind the photography. Bless her sister for getting help so quickly. Another case of a child who knows what to do and does it...fast.

    How ironic that N's miracle occurred on Christmas, given her name.
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    From an earlier article:

    "N and her two sisters, ages 7 and 9, were playing outside when a man parked his truck in the parking lot next to where the girls were playing. He grabbed the 7-year-old and took a picture of her, attempting to pull her pants down. He then grabbed N, put her in his truck and sped off, hitting a parked car in the process. One of the sisters ran to a neighbor's apartment, and that neighbor called 911."

    http://www.azfamily.com/outbound-fee...-80115822.html
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    Natalie is beautiful! Look at that hair- gorgeous!

    Finally, a happy ending! Thank God her big sister kept her wits and was able to get help so quickly! I guess the big sister was able to provide a pretty good description of the abductor... it scares me to think what may have been the outcome if the sister hadn't acted so quickly.

    Thank you for sharing this Missizzy! This truly is a Christmas Miracle!
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    I imagine little N has been more hugged than she ever thought possible tonight!! I'm a very careful parent but who would think that a guy would be so bold as to enter a complex, get out of his truck, approach three girls, photograph them, and grab one. I'm shocked he didn't get tackled or shot. Something is funky with this. I'm very anxious to hear more of this story. I wonder why they haven't released the man's name? And kudos to that alert officer. He saved a precious child. Can you imagine how he feels tonight? It gives me goose bumps. So, N might be the miracle but Officer Mike Burns is our true hero tonight!!
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    I have to give the sister and the officer who spotted the truck...after the license plate had been changed... the credit for saving the life of that little girl. If the officer had only been watching license plate numbers he would have missed the kidnapper altogether.

    These girls are also being raised by an aunt who has a boyfriend. Here my mind gets really active wondering if this creep knows the aunts boyfriend.
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    Missizzy thanks for posting this - so great to hear such wonderful news!!

    Thank you Officer Burns...

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    What wonderful news to wake up to!!!

    Prayers for Natalie that she recover quickly from this trauma, and her family too.

    Prayers and eternal thanks to Officer Mike Burns! A Christmas hero!!!

    Thank you to everyone at WS who provided updates.

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    Over on her missing thread we were listening to the scanner for LE in that area, as the chase went down and she was found... I am still feeling that tingle of elation of her being found. I was confused as to if it was her or not, but I can tell you, it was something else hearing LE report that she was okay and the realization setting in that yes, it was her and she was okay. A true Christmas miracle!

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    Now, I am anxious to hear the background on this guy- who is he, has he tried something like this before?

    I swear, if he turns out to be yet another sex offender paroled/set free from prison early I will scream.

    As one of our posters noted above, this was a pretty brazen act- approaching three children in the daylight. How cruel to do this at Christmas, too.
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    I can't imagine the sickness and desperation that drives these molesters! To drive up, grab a child, pull her pants down right there and take a picture? UGH ugh ugh. I'm so glad he was caught and she is home safe now! It's a miracle.

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    This is a long time to wait for the release of the abductor's name and possible relationship, if any, to N. The only information released is that the man is 45 years old.

    If I lived in the area, I'd still be on high alert due to the photographs. Were they taken with a cell phone and sent to someone else? That's the most terrifying thought. And I still can't figure out why the 7 year old was photographed but NF was taken. Was someone putting in an "order"? Oh yuck.
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    Christmas miracle!!!

    Now lock him up, throw away the key and give him bread, water and a cot on the floor!
    I am so sick of these losers getting A/C, TV's, 3 meals a day and no taxes, while I know families struggling!
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    I swear...........the posters who were listening to the scanners and posting as the police were chasing him made for the most exciting thread ever!

    What a great ending.
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    http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article...f_Phoenix_girl

    According to this article he is 45-year-old Larry Jon Ladwig

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