Maryland Man Admits Kidnapping, Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl in 1999

A  Maryland man has admitted that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl after DNA evidence and new fingerprint technology helped solve the 1999 crime.

Timothy D. Nelson Jr., of Cumberland, pleaded guilty Thursday in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, federal courthouse and agreed to a deal that will likely result in a 30-year sentence.

Nelson, a 50-year-old health insurance company analyst, admitted he abducted the girl in Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania. He said he took her to West Virginia and assaulted her before releasing her.

His lawyer says Nelson feels contrition and remorse and plans to express that when he's sentenced in late August. 

FBI agent Robert Jones says the child was able to help investigators recover a discarded paper bag and napkins that eventually linked Nelson to the crime.

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