A Louisiana man is now jailed and accused in the abduction and sexual battery of a 16-year-old Panama City Beach girl.
Ernie Paul Dugas was picked up Thursday in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.
Police in Texas believe Dugas stole a pickup truck at an accident scene leaving behind the car used in last Saturday's abduction.
Dugas is wanted for allegedly abducting a girl last Saturday morning from her aunt's mobile home in Panama City Beach. The girl says Dugas also sexually abused her. The girl was rescued Saturday night from a Texas Tourist Center rest stop on Interstate-10 near Orange.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.