Jun 9, 2011 5:34 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
DENVER (AP) - Officials say the suspect in the abduction and sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl in Denver has been formally charged even though he remains at large.
The Denver district attorney's office said Thursday that 27-year-old Bret Lee Luckett Thompson has been charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual assault on a child.
FBI officials have said Thompson could be anywhere as they conduct a nationwide search for him.
Thompson is suspected of kidnapping the child June 2 from a Denver alleyway while she was playing with friends. He drove away in a white van and police say he sexually assaulted her.
She was found later that day at a gas station three miles away.
FBI spokesman Dave Jolly said Thompson was last seen Friday at a convenience store in Castle Rock.
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