A young girl was seen in the middle of her kidnapping off an Illinois street in a troubling video recently released by the FBI.
The man allegedly responsible, who has since been arrested, can be seen parking his red SUV near an alley as the young girl walks by him in the Dec. 20 footage.
In the clip, which was released Friday, the suspect is seen grabbing the girl, putting her in his Ford Explorer and rushing away from the scene in the vehicle.
Police said the young girl was able to escape after being assaulted inside the car. The assault took place in an alley, authorities said.
Prosecutors said the girl flagged down a passing vehicle and authorities were called.
Police arrested 38-year-old Bryan Protho on Dec. 27. He was charged Friday with kidnapping and remains in federal custody.
The FBI's Chicago bureau said they released the video as part of an ongoing investigation to see if the vehicle may be connected to any other crimes.
Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or suspect seen in the video is asked to contact the FBI Chicago Field office at (312) 421-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.