A 43-year-old man has reportedly been arrested in the sickening abduction, sexual assault and shooting of a 12-year-old boy in South Florida.
Aliex Santiesteban was booked into the Miami-Dade jail early Tuesday on charges of attempted felony murder, sexual battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping a child under age 13, CBS Miami reported.
A source told the news outlet that police obtained a DNA match from the victim.
Santiesteban was collared about 6:30 p.m. Monday in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, according to NBC Miami.
The boy was walking near NW 43rd Terrace and NW 30th Avenue in Brownsville between 2 and 3:30 a.m. Saturday when he was allegedly abducted at gunpoint by Santiesteban in a black four-door sedan.
“He said the driver got out, walked up to him and grabbed him and forced him inside the vehicle. Once he was inside the vehicle he tried to get out, but the child locks were activated. He couldn’t open the doors,”