Do you recognize this pickup truck? Help Massillon police catch a child abductor

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MASSILLON, OH –  The Massillon Police Department has released photos of a vehicle of interest in the abduction and assault of a 9-year-old girl.

Photo courtesy: Massillon PD
Photo courtesy: Massillon PD

The child was walking home from the library in the  500 block of Second Street and Cherry Road Monday when the suspect pulled up next to her and said he was a police officer and that she was reported missing.

Police said the suspect then grabbed the girl, put her in his truck, drove her to a nearby location and assaulted her.

Officers are looking for a Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck made sometime between 2004-2008.  The vehicle’s sub-model is STX. The truck is “gunmetal” or “dark” grey and it has dark tinted windows. There is a black tool box mounted in the back and there are two skull stickers on the cab’s passenger side window. There are also two white stickers on the rear window, one of which may say “Ohio.” The truck also has a bug deflector on its hood and vent shades on the side windows.

Police are warning the public that if they see the truck, they should not try to stop it or to make contact with the occupants. They should call the Massillon Police Department at 330-832-9811,  Detective Dave McConnell at 330-830-1754 or their local law enforcement agency.

The suspect in this case is described as a white male, thin/medium build, a scruffy beard, brown hair and middle age.

The child is currently under care at a local hospital and is in stable condition.

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