Police: Girl raped on tape is safe
(CNN) A girl who was shown on a videotape being sexually assaulted in Las Vegas has been found and is safe, officials in Nye County, Nevada, said Friday.
"We have found the child, Madison. She's safe. The detectives say she is in good condition," Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo said.
The girl, now 7, was shown in a sex video made four years ago, Detective David Boruchowitz said at a news conference Friday night.
She was found Friday with family in Las Vegas after thousands of tips poured in, thanks to an appeal by police to the news media to show the girl's picture. CNN and other news organizations did so until the child was found, when De Meo asked them to stop showing the picture.
"The mother has cooperated with us," De Meo said. "We believe that the mother was not aware of anything that went on with this young girl," he said. "It was very sad for her to find this out."