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Mt. Pleasant boy, sister honored after attack rescue

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James Persyn III and Acelin Persyn James Persyn III and Acelin Persyn
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (AP) -

A 14-year-old mid-Michigan boy and his 11-year-old sister who came to the rescue of a woman fleeing a homicidal ex-convict are being honored.

Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski presented James Persyn III and Acelin Persyn with lifesaving awards Tuesday.

James was home Jan. 16 in Lincoln Township with his sister and 2-year-old brother when a Central Michigan University student started banging on the door and screaming for help.

They let the woman in and went into a bathroom to hide with her.

The woman told authorities she was walking to her car in a university parking lot when 30-year-old Eric Ramsey approached her with a gun, got into her vehicle, took her to his mother's house and raped her. Ramsey was eventually shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy.

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