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Suspect in Georgia girl's abduction in court

By Kate Brumback

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Sept. 19 2013 4:58 p.m. MDT

Well wishers with "Welcome Home" balloons head to 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez's family home in the Brookgate subdivision of Jonesboro, Ga. on Wednesday afternoon Sept. 18, 2013 after police announced that she had been found. In an apparent random home invasion on Monday, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted Perez and killed the family dog, authorities said.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray, Associated Press

ELLENWOOD, Ga. — According to a criminal complaint, the suspects accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from her suburban Atlanta home demanded drugs and money from her family in exchange for her safe return.

In the complaint released Thursday by U.S. Attorney's officials, an FBI special agent says the family of Ayvani Hope Perez received several calls from a man using blocked number who eventually said the girl would be dropped off at a relative's house in Conyers, Ga.

Perez was taken from her home in Ellenwood Tuesday morning. Police have arrested 29-year-old Wildrego Jackson and 40-year-old Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez in connection with the case.

Police records show Contreras-Rodriguez and Perez's mother were both arrested on drug charges in 2012, but were never convicted.

Jackson was in federal court Thursday.

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