Man Captured After Raping Mother And 8-Year-Old Daughter: Cops

07/31/2014 05:05 pm ET | Updated Jul 31, 2014
Palm Beach County

A man accused of raping a mother and her 8-year-old daughter in Alabama last week was captured in Florida on Monday.

David Pitts, 44, was allegedly waiting inside when the 30-year-old mother and her daughter returned to their home in Ozark, Alabama on Thursday night, the Dothan Eagle reports.

Police say Pitts, who was armed with both a knife and a gun, abducted the pair and drove them to a secluded area. He then allegedly raped the mother and sexually assaulted her daughter in front of her.

Authorities were unable to locate Pitts until Friday, when sheriff’s officials in Palm Beach County, Florida, received an anonymous tip that he was being treated at a hospital in Boynton Beach, according to the Associated Press.

Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey told the Sun Sentinel that although both mother and daughter have been through a “horrific and traumatic” experience, they are doing well.

Pitts is charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual abuse, theft and burglary.

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