CODY, Wyo. – A Montana man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old Cody, Wyoming girl and sexually assaulting her last month has reportedly confessed, according to an affidavit.
Jesse Paul Speer, 39, reportedly provided information to police that wasn’t previously known to outsiders, though he hasn’t made a guilty plea as of yet.
Speer remains jailed on a $2 million bond on charges that he kidnapped the girl at gunpoint after she declined to help him find a lost puppy. Speer allegedly tied the girl’s hands behind her back with a rope before driving her to a remote location and assaulting her.
According to an affidavit, the girl saw pictures of naked young girls in Speer’s Toyota 4-Runner.
The girl was later found by a pair of hunters who called authorities.
Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire
Ray Sanchez, CNN Newswire