24/7 operation to find suspect who allegedly abducted, raped child in Alamance County

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- When it comes to the safety of our children, it's an issue the Alamance County Sheriff's Office does not take lightly.

"When it comes to kids, we want to do anything in the world to keep them protected," Cpl. Sara Keller said.

Keller said seven deputies with the ACSO's Special Operations unit are now devoted, full-time, to finding the man who allegedly abducted and raped an 11-year-old girl Tuesday.

Along with the seven deputies from her unit, she said the patrol division is on the lookout for the vehicle 24/7.

"I have four young cousins of my own, all girls," Keller said. "I wouldn't want anything to happen to them... We definitely want to find this guy. Bring him to justice. So he can't harm anybody else."

The sheriff's office released a description of the vehicle, which is a blueish-gray four-door 90s model Buick sedan, with a missing or damaged passenger side mirror and possibly has a skull and dragon sticker on the back window.

The sheriff's office released a detailed description of the suspect, who they said is a tall white man, age 30-40, who, at the time of the alleged abduction, was wearing light brown boots, dark pants, a gray long-sleeved shirt and a red baseball cap.

Keller said she and her colleagues have already pulled over several Buicks they thought were close enough to the description to be possible suspect vehicles. None of those has turned out to be the one.

"Just keep the faith," she said. "Eventually, we'll catch him. What's done in the dark will be seen in the light."

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office and Crimestoppers are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. If you have any information, you can call the sheriff's office at (336) 570-6300.

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