(Palm Beach Post) A 53-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly raped a 9-year-old girl who entered his house looking for a runaway cat, the Fort Pierce Police Department said.
The girl approached the home when her friend asked her to retrieve the cat, which ran inside a house in which Emanuel Dawson was sitting on the couch.
When she asked him for the cat, he told her it was inside. She walked in and followed the cat as it ran into the laundry room. When she picked it up and turned to leave, Dawson was blocking her path.
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