By Patricia Springer
On March 26 1999, in Saginaw, Texas, 6-year-old Opal Jennings was once fiddling with different childrens in her grandmother's facet backyard while a black motor vehicle drove up. a guy acquired out and snatched Opal, whisking her away in his motor vehicle. all of it occurred in a flash, ahead of her horrified grandparents may possibly react. neighborhood legislation enforcement and the FBI geared up an enormous seek through the Dallas-Fort worthy zone, whereas Opal's photo used to be generally circulated in newspapers and on tv. A probation officer famous that on March 27 - in the future after Opal's kidnapping - in most cases slovenly intercourse criminal Richard Lee "Ricky" Franks, 30, had minimize his lengthy hair and used to be clean-shaven and smartly dressed. Why had he all of sudden wiped clean up his act? Franks, who'd been convicted of molesting his brother's 8-year-old daughter, admitted to sexually abusing one other younger female family member. He confessed to having had Opal in his automobile, yet claimed he'd purely been giving her a experience and enable her pass unhurt. His first trial resulted in a hung jury, yet in the end, in September 2000, a moment jury may make sure Franks' guilt within the disappearance of Opal Jennings. but it wouldn't be until eventually December 2003 that evidence of her destiny will be stumbled on.
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