Deputies Search for Man in Teen's Sexual Assault

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The Clayton County Sheriff's Office needs your help tracking down a wanted criminal.

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted said she hopes Tyreek Bowers Rivera is arrested before anyone else is targeted.

By phone, the woman, whose name FOX 5 News is not releasing, told Portia Bruner, "I'm afraid this might happen to someone else. Whoever knows him--his friends, family, whatever-they need to turn him in."

Investigators said Bowers-Rivera abducted a 13-year-old girl at gunpoint from the Krispy Kreme on Highway 85 in Riverdale and sexually assaulted her the night of October 14. Riverdale Police Chief Todd Spivey said the girl's mother went into the shop and left the keys on the ignition.

Chief Spivey said the girl was found 30 minutes later just outside the city limits in front of Kilpatrick Elementary School on Tara Road.

"He (Bowers-Rivera) took her phone at gunpoint and turned it off. But he gave it back to her. She turned it off after he left her and that's when she was able to call for help," Chief Spivey said.

"My daughter is terrified. It all happened in the car in a parking lot not too far from the school. I don't even let her leave my side," the heartbroken mother told Bruner Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators believe Bowers-Rivera later robbed a McDonald's restaurant in McDonough, and committed a second robbery in Locust Grove hours later.

In a news release, Sheriff Hill advises everyone to be cautious about leaving anyone of any age in a vehicle that is unlocked and has keys in the ignition.

"Based on how he acted that night, we know he is dangerous. That's why he needs to be off the streets," Chief Spivey told Bruner.

Police and the Clayton County Fugitive Squad consider Bowers-Rivera armed and dangerous. According to investigators, he has been placed number 2 on Clayton County's Top Ten Most Wanted list by Sheriff Victor Hill.

If you have seen him, you're asked to contact deputies at 770-477-4479.