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Man Arrested For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Of 12-year-old Girl

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was arrested after police said he kidnapped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. The man was apparently a friend of the family.

Officials said the victim was standing near her home when 28 year-old Jason Diehl walked up, pulled out a gun and told her to get in his car.

Diehl allegedly drove away, put the gun to the victim's stomach and told her not to say anything or he would shoot her.

The victim old police Diehl then pulled into a vacant lot exposed himself and forced her to perform a sexual act.

The girl walked herself home and told her mother about what happened. They then called police.

The victim's mother told police she only knew his first name. Police showed the victim a few pictures of suspects and she was able to pick him from a photo line-up.

Diehl was arrested Wednesday night and booked into the Davidson Country Criminal Justice Center. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping nd was being held on a $100,000 bond.

Police said it was not the first time Diehl was in trouble with the law. He was arrested in January for especially aggravated robbery after allegedly shooting a man during a hold-up.

The incident happened on 14th Avenue North. According to police, Diehl shot a man in the neck and took $40.

Diehl was shot in the back during the incident, was taken to the hospital and then released. Charges for the incident were dismissed.

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