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Affidavit: Wyoming abduction suspect confessed

By By The Associated Press
Published On: Nov 01 2012 08:41:01 PM CDT
Jesse Paul Speer
POWELL, Wyo. -

Investigators say a Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl from Cody, Wyo., allegedly confessed.     

Jesse P. Speer is being held on a $2 million bond on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and using a gun in the commission of a felony. He hasn't entered a plea yet.     

Speer was arrested in a town near his home in Manhattan, Mont., almost a week after the girl was lured to the man's vehicle Oct. 8, sexually assaulted and then released.

The Powell Tribune reports that in a search warrant affidavit, a Gallatin County sheriff's investigator wrote that after Speer's arrest, Speer provided information that hadn't been made public yet, such as that the kidnapper put a bag over the girl's head.

Speer previously lived in Colorado.

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