KINGSLAND, Ga. -- The Kingsland Police Department arrested a 43-year-old the police claim is a sexual predator on November 13 after an investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl.
The investigation into the allegations against Holden Nguyen began September 4 when police received a complaint from a 12-year-old girl she had been sexually assaulted, according to a news release from Todd Tetterton, Public Information Officer for the Kingsland Police Department.
Tetterton said as detectives followed up on the complaint they learned a man driving a gold colored car approached the girl in the area of Highway US 17 South. The girl told police a man, later identified as Nguyen, waved the girl over and asked if she wanted a ride home.
The girl told police she thought the man was the father of one of her friends so she got in the car.
Tetterton said Nguyen allegedly first drove the girl to a fast food restaurant to get food. After purchasing food he then drove them to his home where Tetterson said he allegedly told the girl he wanted to show her his cats.
The girl told police once they were inside Nugyen's home he sexually assaulted her. Tetterton said after the assault he then drove the girl to the area of her home.
Tetterton said when detectives searched Nguyen's home they seized evidence which enabled police to secure an arrest warrant for Nguyen. Police did not elaborate as to what type of evidence they found.
September 26 detectives traveled to Lihue, Kauai, Tetterton said, where Nguyen was visiting on business.
Police extradited Nguyen from Hawaii back to Camden County where he was booked into the jail on charges of enticing a child for indecent purpose, false imprisonment and child molestation.
Tetterton said as detectives continued their investigation, Nguyen was released on bond from the Camden County Jail.
Police rearrested Nguyen November 13 on a new charge of rape involving the same victim and the same original incident.
Tetterton said police booked Nguyen into the Camden County Jail in Woodbine on the new charge.
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