Report: Sexual assault suspect threatened to kill 12-year-old’s parents

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A 12-year-old girl who police say was kidnapped as she walked to school last week said the man, identified as Antwon Perkins, 35, pulled her into a truck and threatened to shoot her if she said anything, according to Perkins’ arrest report.

He also made her give him her home address and threatened to kill her parents if she told anyone about what happened to her during the hours, she was with him on the morning of Jan. 24.

“Thes are the most atrocious, worst kind of cases you can imagine. It’s every parent’s nightmare and child’s nightmare,” said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

Perkins, who is currently employed at McCarran International Airport, is facing 2 counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14, 1 count of battery with intent to commit sexual assault with a victim under 16, 1 count of first degree kidnapping of a minor, and 1 count of lewdness with a child under 14.

The girl was on her way to Cadwallader Middle School in northwest Las Vegas when she noticed a truck pulled over to the side of the road near Farm and Cimarron roads and a man standing next to it, the report said. As she walked by the truck, the man grabbed her by both arms and pulled her in. She told police he forced her onto the floorboard and covered her face with his jacket and began driving.

According to the report, the girl was assaulted in another location and then driven back to the area when she was originally taken from and dropped off. The girl told police, she went to the school and reported the incident. She gave police detailed information about the man and his truck.

“This young girl showed incredible strength, incredible courage, incredible smarts in that sense,” Wolfson said.

Police located Perkins on Friday, Jan. 25 when a woman contacted 9-1-1 saying her fiancé said he was going to commit suicide because Metro was trying to kill him. That fiancé turned out to be Perkins who engaged in a nearly three-hour standoff with police before being taken into custody. 

According to the arrest report, police say they did locate the truck used in the abduction of the girl as well as other evidence at the scene of the standoff.

Police have linked Perkins with the kidnapping and sexual assault of 11-year-old girl that happened in May 2018. That case is still under investigation. Authorities say there could also be other victims.

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