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lasd_scvstation_pressrelease_badge[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the teenage victim of an attempted kidnapping that allegedly occurred Wednesday morning in Canyon Country.

She is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 16 years old, with a bow in her long curly hair. She was wearing a plaid shirt, a skirt and knee high socks, according to a Sheriff’s Station press release.

“A witness saw a male Hispanic adult grab and attempt to take a female Hispanic girl, approximately 16 years old, who was standing on a sidewalk near a bus stop in Canyon Country,” the press release states. “The girl was fighting with the suspect.”

The witness reportedly stopped their vehicle and yelled at the suspect, who then released the victim. The witness then told the victim to run and called the Sheriff’s Station.

The suspect, whose identity is not being released at this time, was taken into custody, but the victim is unidentified and has not yet come forward, officials said.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. at Jakes Way and Sierra Highway in Canyon Country.

Sheriff’s Station officials are checking with Santa Clarita Valley high schools and the public with the goal of identifying the victim and interviewing her, according to the release.

“Sheriff’s detectives need this victim’s help and the help of any other persons who witnessed or may have information about the incident,” states the release.

No further information is being released at this time.

Residents with any information may contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detective Bureau by calling 661-255-1121.

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16 Comments

  1. This town just keeps getting better!!!! That victim really needs to come forward!!!

  2. Did I read this correctly…. They arrested the man? Really not trying to be stupid with this question, but if he’s been arrested, then why do they need the victim?

  3. What I don’t get about this story is what evidence do they have to prove that this man was NOT the girls father, brother or trying to bring her home? I know when I was 16 I had to be brought home kicking and screaming many times bcuz of my rebellious nature. You would assume that if it was indeed an (attempted) kidnapping, the girl in question would report it immediately.
    There are just too many holes within this story and because of this, the perp will be cut loose by morning from lack of evidence/a victim.

  4. Tessa Lucero says:

    @Jacquie Williams, they have no evidence to show the relationship of the perpetrator and the victim, however if the man did have a good reason for trying to get the young woman into his car then no doubt he will advise the sheriff’s department of this reason. And last time I looked this is not a country where a woman’s father, brother, or other male relative has the authority to dictate a woman’s whereabouts.

    I hope it was such a situation as you describe, rebellious teenager being brought home, but if there is a chance that it was an attempted abduction by force then I am glad the passerby stopped and got involved. I would certainly want passersby to intervene if it was my daughter in a similar situation.

  5. Jeanne says:

    They should try Junior High schools too. Girls can look much older than they are.

  6. Victims are needed for testifying – otherwise it’s hard to make it stick in court.

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