Police: abductor took girl, 5, for ice cream, possibly assaulted her

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It appears a young girl abducted from Lancaster Township yesterday was assaulted by the person who took her, Manheim Township Police said this morning.

Chief Neil Harkins said a man abducted her from her yard around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and took her out for ice cream.

The perpetrator is described as a Caucasian male between the age of 50 and 70 wearing green shoes, green pants and a red and white striped shirt. He may have been walking with a limp.

Police believe he was driving a maroon or burgundy sedan, possibly a Chevy.

The girl he abducted, 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, was playing outside of her home on the 100 block of Jennings Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday when she was taken.

Harkins said his officer will now be going to area ice cream shops to see if anyone may have seen the man and girl. He said they will also be requesting surveillance video from anyone who may have outside surveillance cameras on their homes.

Two teenage boys have been credited with rescuing Rojas from her abductor. They followed a vehicle with a little girl in it for about 15 minutes before it stopped in the 1700 block of Betz Farm Lane.

“As soon as the guy started noticing that we were chasing him, he stopped at the end of the hill and let her out and she ran to me and said that she needed her mom,” said Temar Boggs.

Anyone with information on this icident is asked to call Manheim Township Police at 717-569-6401 or their tip line at 717-569-2816.

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