LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 12-year-old girl was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, but somehow had the guts and awareness to remember specific details about the ordeal.
These small details helped police with the investigation and case against that alleged attacker.
"You do whatever you have to do - kick, scratch, scream. You do not want to get into the vehicle," retired investigator Doug Poppa said.
In this case, the girl reported she had no choice.
The victim said suspect Antwon Perkins grabbed her by both arms and put her into a truck.
Most of the details of the kidnapping and assault are too graphic to report.
The girl also said Perkins threatened to shoot her and kill her family.
Even under these horrendous conditions, she was still able to tell police specific details.
"Listen to the noises not only in the car but what do you hear outside the vehicle. When the car is going did it hit a lot of potholes, did it feel like it was going over a bridge or did you hear no noise at all. That could mean you're in a park or a secluded area," Poppa said.
The victim told police she remembered the ride being bumpy and that she could hear a noise that sounded like texting.
"Children are a lot more aware of the way someone looks, and they'll say he had funny skin. His skin was bumpy, or he had a beard, or he had one of those things without the beard over here. That's the way they describe it," Poppa said.
The juvenile also told police that Perkins had a beard on his chin and that he was not wearing any shoes.
Also, at the end of the incident, the 12-year-old asked Perkins for the time, according to the police report, which she then knew it'd been three hours.