Speer's Ex-Wife Speaks Out

 
by K2 News Desk, info@k2tv.com 
 
The ex-wife of the man charged with kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is speaking out about her husband, and the courage of his alleged victim. 
 
Maleesha Kovenski says if her own daughter were ever in the same situation, she hopes that she would be as brave and strong as the victim. Kovenski also says that her ex-husband, Jesse Speer, is a good father to their two children. Kovenski says that Speer must have snapped, if he did in fact commit the crimes. 
 
The Cody girl was lured into a vehicle, and then kidnapped and assaulted on October 8th. She was later released and found by hunters along a mountain road near Cody. 
 
The 39-year-old Speer was arrested Saturday in Belgrade, Montana, and is now awaiting extradition back to Wyoming. 
 

Jesse Speer (Courtesy CNN/KTVQ-TV)