01-29-2007, 06:29 PM #1Verified Insider - Maricela Garcia
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OH - Luring of 14 year olds NOT a crime
this is insane!!!!
CLEVELAND -- A local neighborhood on Cleveland's west side is gripped with fear after a number of attempted abductions.
The incidents occurred in the area of Lorain and West 76th Street, but police said there is little they can do about it, reported NewsChannel5's Joe Pagonakis.
In the latest incident, a 14-year-old Cleveland school student was walking in the area Monday morning when a man in his early 20s tried to talk her into his car.
Police were called and a report was filed, and investigators were given a vague description.
But according to state law, the attempted abductor didn't commit a crime.
Police are looking for the man, but confirmed that if the victim is 14 years of age or older, it is not considered a child enticement, no matter what the driver says to the would-be victim.
The girl, who is a distant relative of missing girl Gina DeJesus, said Monday's incident has given her a new perspective.
Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone is looking into the possibility of adding a city law that would make such an incident a crime.
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