CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Lorain man accused of the abduction and rape of a 6-year-old Cleveland girl and the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Elyria girl has been indicted
Justin Andrew Christian, 29, was indicted Monday on three counts of rape, eight counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of tampering with evidence.
Christian was arrested in Lorain Friday night by officers from Cleveland, Elyria and the FBI.
He's in Cuyahoga County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 8.
Christian is accused of trying to pull a 10-year-old girl from her bed through an open window at her Elyria home on Feb. 25. The girl escaped and was able to run to her father's bedroom.
On May 21, he's accused of snatching a 6-year-old Cleveland girl from her home on West 104th Street and driving her to a house where she was sexually assaulted. She was released later that evening.
A release states that during the manhunt that ensued, authorities gathered evidence and followed up on hundreds of leads. One factor that led to Christian was familial DNA evidence generated by BCI.
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