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10-Year-Old Girl Helps Police Identify Accused Molester

Atlanta Journal Constitution via YellowBrix

November 18, 2010

DEKALB COUNTY, GA – A 10-year-old DeKalb County girl helped police capture the man accused of molesting her Wednesday morning.

“She was inappropriately touched while she was on her way to school,” Officer Jason Gagnon with DeKalb police told the AJC.

The man, later identified as 49-year-old Stanford Reid Cowan, also allegedly threatened the girl, Gagnon said.

The girl was able to get away from the man, and when she got to Knollwood Elementary School, she let the school resource officer know what happened, Gagnon said. The school officer called police.

When officers interviewed the girl, whose name was not released, she was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect, Gagnon said.

“She described him down to a T,” Gagnon said.

Officers went to Cowan’s home and questioned him before he was arrested and charged with child molestation and making terroristic threats, Gagnon said.

Cowan was being held in the DeKalb jail Wednesday night without bond, according to jail records.


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    Daysend

    over 3 years ago

    902 Comments

    Good for her! What a strong spirit :-) she probably saved not just herself but any other little girl from the same or worse.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    This is one very brave little girl, she did a fantastic job helping to catch this POS.

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    Sidt

    over 3 years ago

    110 Comments

    We need more brave little girls and boys just like this 10 year old. She did everything that she was suppose to do, down to a complete description of the suspect. I would hope DeKalb County recognize her actions.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great job by this little girl in helping get this lowlife caught, now it is time for the courts to do their job in putting him away.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Excellent job by the young girl!!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    What a brave little girl.I'm so glad they caught him.I guess he couldn't scare her good enough.Good luck to the Brave Little One and God Bless Her Always.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11184 Comments

    The courage this little girl displayed is incredible !!! Time for her abuser to do time, and lots of it !!!!! Bettter yet, give her adult male family members 50 minutes alone in a small room with him .......

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    KarenLee

    over 3 years ago

    3856 Comments

    Very brave young lady, who didn't take this POS's threat seriously!!

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42972 Comments

    Awesome brave girl.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    good girl now beat the perp to a pulp

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    awesome!!!!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    What a brave little girl....

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Kudos to the little girl for standing up and helping put this guys behind bars. Hopefully they will put him in General populationn

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    schedir81

    over 3 years ago

    168 Comments

    Another scumbag off the streets, news like this always helps lighten up my day...

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    God Bless the little girl. I hope she recovers emotionally from the trauma she experienced. Good Job by her. As for Stanford, there's a special place for you in the prison, where you will surely get your due, and then later, there is a very special spot waiting for you in Hell.....

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