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Man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting student appears in court

Posted at 7:50 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 11:08:11-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Antwon Perkins, who is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a student at Cadwallader Middle School, made his first appearance in court on Thursday morning.

A 12-year-old girl says that a man forced her into his truck as she was walking to school on Jan. 24.

He drove her to a different location and sexually assaulted her. Afterwards, he drove her back to a location near her school and dropped her off. The girl immediately ran to school and told school officials who called police.

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Perkins was not captured until the following day despite the fact that he was identified fairly quickly by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

He was arrested following a barricade on Jan. 25. Perkins was transported to a hospital after his arrest because of self-inflicted wounds.

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Perkins has also been identified as a suspect in the case of an attack on another girl in May 2018.

His next court date is March 8.