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Girl Slain

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Florida officials say Jessica Lunsford was sexually assaulted before she was killed. She's the nine-year-old girl who disappeared from her bedroom last month.

Law officials say a convicted sex offender has confessed to kidnapping and murdering her.

Officials say because John Couey was under the influence of drugs, they may never know how long she was held before she was killed.

Couey was booked yesterday morning on a probation violation and failure to register his change of address as required as a sex offender. He has not yet been charged with crimes related to Lunsford's death.

Meantime, the pastor at the girl's church asked for forgiveness for the suspect. Her father, says he'll have a hard time doing that.


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