6-13-11 Update: Bret Lee Luckett Thompson, wanted on charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl on June 2 in Denver, was arrested early this morning by FBI agents and local police in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
Denver police announced today they have obtained an arrest warrant for a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Denver on Thursday, June 2, 2011.
Police said Bret Lee Luckett Thompson, 27, is accused of second-degree kidnapping and sexual assult on a child.
At a press conference today, David Fisher, division chief of investigations, said police do not know if Thompson is still in the Denver area.
They described him as a white male, 6 feet tall, about 190 pounds with short brown hair, brown eyes and an SS tatoo on his right arm.
Police say he possibly is driving a 1999 white Pontiac Montana with Colorado license plate 697WJA or Louisiana license plate STV813. They said he possibly is now out of the state.
On Friday, the search to find the man accused of kidnapping the 8-year-old girl intensified after investigators said the girl was sexually assaulted during her abduction.
The FBI, which has pursued child-abduction cases before, joined the hunt, saying that the suspect has likely committed similar crimes before and would likely do so again.
The aggressive nature of the abduction, combined with how quickly the girl was snatched, created an urgency to find the suspect.
Denver police say the girl was kidnapped Thursday afternoon while she was with friends in the 400-block alley between South Raleigh and South Stuart streets.
An hour and a half later, the girl was found about 3 miles away at a gas station on Federal Boulevard.
Denver police and the FBI are conducting interviews and tracking down leads.
A $12,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect. The FBI provided $10,000 of the reward, and Crime Stoppers contributed the additional $2,000.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect in the Denver case is asked to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.