Affidavit: WPD used GPS device to track down convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping, raping teen

(Source: Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) We now know how Wichita police tracked down a convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl.

According to the probable cause affidavit, a 41-year-old with initials CDF reported calling the girl on the cell phone, but when it connected, she said she could hear the voice of an unknown man yelling "get in the f***ing car" and the girl yelling no. Then, the phone disconnected.

The woman called 911 and said she had a GPS tracker on the girl's phone and was able to track her to the area of 300 block of N. Volutsia.

One officer located a vehicle in the 300 block of N. Volutsia driving with no lights on. The officer passed the vehicle and saw a female and male inside. When the vehicle turned onto 2nd Street, another officer witnessed the female jump out of the passenger side door and fall to the ground. She was only wearing a t-shirt and was "extremely emotionally upset," according to the affidavit. She was then identified as the 15-year-old girl.

During an interview with police with the Exploited Missing Child Unit (EMCU), the girl said she was walking to Dillon's on east Douglas when a man in a dark blue or black car yelled at her, "you're too cute to run over." She said it was the first time she saw the man, later identified as 58-year-old Anthony Seymour.

The girl told police she called her best friend from Colorado. She said she went inside Dillon's to use the restroom then walked out of the store and started walking home.

She said she was on the phone with her friend when she left the store and told him she saw Seymour in the car and thought he was going to follow her. She said she was scared and started to run across the parking lot toward where she lives but felt like he was staring at her.

She said as she was running home, Seymour pulled his car in front of her and she stopped running. She said he approached her and asked for her name. She said he then grabbed her and put a knife to her throat and then grabbed her hair with his other hand. She said he grabbed her cell phone out of her hand and forced her to walk to his vehicle on the passenger side.

The girl told police CDF was calling and she told Seymour that he better and answer because she (CDF) could track her phone.

The teen said the two started to wrestle for the phone, but she thought she felt the knife on her stomach and stopped.

She said tried to calm down and was going to build up Seymour's trust. She said she asked him if he wanted money, and he responded, "no, I want sex." The teen said she thought Seymour was going to "kill her and rape her dead body." She said she tried to convince him that she wanted him too and said they could go to her house because she was home alone.

She said she thought CDF was still on the phone and she knew she would track her location.

The girl told police Seymour drove her to the 300 block of N. Volutsia where he forced her to perform oral sex on him. She said he told her if she didn't comply, he was going to kill her. She said he then forced her to have intercourse and she closed her eyes and started to cry. She said when she opened them, she saw pinkish lights and which she thought the police were there for her.

The girl said Seymour crawled back into the driver seat and started to drive down 2nd Street. She said she tried to roll down the window and flag down the police. She said as he started driving, she jumped from the which caused her right hand to be run over. She was only wearing a t-shirt and bra and left her cell phone in the car.

Police transported the girl to Wesley Medical Center to be treated. She had bruising on her right fingers, her back and an abrasion to her back from jumping out of the car.

CDF continued to track the girl's phone and relayed the locations to the police. Officers found the phone in the parking lot of the Dillons at 144 S. Hillside. They spoke with employees and viewed surveillance video which showed a small 4-door vehicle pull into the parking lot and drop the phone out of the driver's side door. As the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot, in the surveillance video, police were able to get a tag number on the vehicle which registered it back to Seymour at 1947 N. Lorraine.

Officers went to the address and found the vehicle in the driveway. They could see the knife and property belonging to the 15-year-old girl inside the vehicle. Seymour came outside and was taken to the EMCU to be interviewed.

During the interview, he told police someone borrowed his vehicle, as he was getting high at his brother's house. Then, he said he didn't want to talk without an attorney. The 15-year-old girl positively identified Seymour out of a photo lineup.

Seymour had been on parole since May of 2018 after a 2004 conviction for rape.