Monday, August 17, 2009

Kevin Siegmann Charged with Sexual Assault on 13-year-old

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Just before 3:00 A.M. on Sunday morning, Omaha police responded to a sexual assault call at the Regency Marriott. The victim? A 13-year-old Omaha girl.

"When officers arrived, they met the victim who stated, she had been sexually assaulted in the main lobby of the restroom," said Officer Jacob Bettin with the Omaha police department.

Police believe, 30-year-old Kevin Siegmann, an army soldier stationed in Europe, was the one who did it.

"Our suspect made contact with a group of juveniles in one of the Internet café areas of the hotel. He offered them beers, they went upstairs, and had a couple beers," said Bettin.

After the drinks, police say, Siegmann followed the victim into a bathroom, assaulted her, and took off. But, thanks to a dispatcher with "Checker Cabs," police were quickly on his trail.

"Someone contacted us at the Marriott, stating he needed transportation from the Marriott to the Comfort Inn at 87th and Dodge," said John Davis, the director of operations with Checker Cabs.

But, when the cab arrived to pick Siegmann up at the Marriott, he was nowhere to be found. Luckily, the cab dispatcher had his information.

"We require it at night as part of a safety issue. Full name, contact number, and exact address of pick up and drop off," said Davis.

That information led police to the Comfort Inn, where they found Siegmann, and made their arrest.

"We're happy to help the police out, and glad this person was apprehended," said Davis.

Siegmann has been charged with first degree sexual assault. The 13-year-old victim and her parents declined to talk on camera tonight. They say, they still have details to go over with police, before their daughter can tell her side of the story.

Police say, Siegmann was in Omaha for a function that night.

Both Siegmann and his wife are stationed overseas.

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