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Fernley girl safe in Mexico; alleged kidnapper in custody

Eight-year-old Lydia Rupp was found safe in Ensenada, Mexico, and her alleged abductor is in custody, the Lyon County sheriff's office said on Friday.

Lydia disappeared one week ago along with a convicted sex offender who lived with her and her mother as a roommate.

The sheriff's office said Mexican officials are working with U.S. authorities to return Lydia to her mother in Fernley.

"I just screamed out. I was so excited. I ran into the park to tell the people I was with. I was out of breath," said mom, Carmen Bauer, who learned her daughter had been found …

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