Man charged in abduction of Cape Girardeau woman

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(KPLR) – A registered sex offender is in custody accused of abducting a woman from a Cape Girardeau park. Jeffery Lazier is charged with robbing, kidnapping and sexually assaulting the woman.

Police say he kidnapped her at knifepoint and drove her south to Matthews, Missouri where he repeatedly assaulted her.

He also drove her back to Cape to withdraw money from an atm, but she was unable to do so.

From there they traveled into Illinois and north to Effingham, where she withdrew money and found an chance to escape.

Police say Lazier left a fingerprint on the victim’s car.