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3-year-old girl kidnapped, sexually assaulted

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A 3-year-old girl is back home with her family after being kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted.

Authorities with the Hinesville Police Department say the little girl was at her babysitter's house on Eisenhower Dr. when someone broke in through a glass side door.

After breaking in, the suspect, or suspects, kidnapped the 3-year-old, and then beat and sexually abused her.

The babysitter called 911 after hearing a loud noise. Authorities say the suspect either cut his hand or arm when entering the house, and should have severe wounds.

"One of the people who committed this crime, when they entered the house, cut themselves. It was a very substantial cut based on the blood that was left at the scene," said Cpl. Doug Snider, Hinesville Police Department.

The toddler was treated and released from the hospital.

"We do not know at this point who committed the crime. We want to inform the public and make sure the public is aware of it. We are asking for the public's assistance," said Snider.

Police are urging anyone with information to please call the Hinesville Police Department.

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