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ETX man wanted for alleged kidnapping and rape of young girl arrested in Louisiana

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HOPKINS COUNTY, TX - A man wanted by law enforcement in Hopkins County for an alleged kidnapping and rape of a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Louisiana Friday morning.

A spokesman for Bossier City Police tells CBS 19, officers arrested 49-year-old Franklin Coy around 6:30 a.m. at the Motel 6.

He was taken into custody without incident, and is jailed awaiting extradition to Hopkins County.

According to, Hopkins County deputies had been contacted Monday by school authorities after the victim had made an outcry.

Investigators believe that Kuhl had taken the girl from her residence to a hotel in a nearby city, raped and brought her back home.


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