Jennifer Schuett’s search for the man who snatched her from her bed when she was 8, sexually assaulted her and left her for dead on top of an ant hill ended Tuesday with the arrest of a suspect.

Jennifer Schuett, 27, was abducted and left for dead at age 8. A suspect was arrested Tuesday.

Jennifer Schuett, 27, was abducted and left for dead at age 8. A suspect was arrested Tuesday.

Now begins another chapter in Schuett’s 19-year quest for justice.Standing in front of the television cameras, Jennifer Schuett blinked back tears.”This is a huge day for me,” she later told CNN over the phone. “And I want to see this through the end. The rest will come out during the trial.”Schuett, 27, joined a multi-agency team of investigators in her hometown of Dickinson, Texas, as they announced the arrest earlier in the day of Dennis Earl Bradford, a 40-year-old welder, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

On the left is a driver's license photo of suspect Dennis Earl Bradford. At right, a 1990 police sketch.

On the left is a driver's license photo of suspect Dennis Earl Bradford. At right, a 1990 police sketch.

The arrest came after new DNA testing and other evidence made it possible to identify Bradford as the suspect.Schuett’s boyfriend and two police investigators who kept the case alive stood beside her. Fighting tears, she thanked them for their support.”Throughout this journey, I’ve had two main goals,” she said. “And they were to find the man who kidnapped, sexually assaulted and attempted to murder me 19 years ago so that he could not hurt anyone else. And to use my voice in telling my story to as many people as I possibly could over the years in hopes that I may encourage other victims of violent crimes to stand up and speak out against criminals.”

Dennis Earl Bradford, a 40-year-old welder, was arrested after DNA allegedly tied him to the crime.

Dennis Earl Bradford, a 40-year-old welder, was arrested after DNA allegedly tied him to the crime.

She continued, “Today, I can say very proudly that I have accomplished both of these goals.” for more details please click here cnn.com

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