Illinois sex offender awaits Georgia extradition

36 year old Zachary Despain accused of kidnapping Bleckley County teen

COCHRAN, GA – 13 year old kidnap victim Natasha Brown is safe, after police in Springfield, Illinois found the missing Georgia girl over the weekend and arresting her alleged abductor the following day.

Late Wednesday, Springfield Police and Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department released the mug shot of 36 year old Zachary Despain.

Despain faces a long list of charges in both Georgia and Illinois relating to Brown’s kidnapping.

According to the GBI, Despain faces charges of Interference with Custody, Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes, Trafficking of Person for Labor or Sexual Servitude, and Kidnapping.

The accused is also a convicted sex offender in his home state of Illinois.

Springfield Police Deputy Chief Josh Steunkel tells South Georgia Television News that his agency is awaiting extradition proceedings for Despain’s return to Georgia.