The girl's mother had had the "stranger danger" talk with her, explaining that "if anybody ever tries to touch or take you, scream, bite, kick [and] make as much noise as possible."
A man from Ohio has been arrested for abduction after being charged with allegedly trying to kidnap a six-year-old girl right outside her house as she was taking the trash out. The alarming incident was captured on her family's ring doorbell camera, reported PEOPLE magazine.
The clip shows the man advancing toward the girl, identified as Ken'Adi Nash, who was taking the trash out to her house curb. The man suddenly grabs the child by her arm and starts to pull her away, but the little girl resists and begins screaming. The video proceeds to show the man leaving her at the curb and walking off due to the scream.
Ken' Adi stated in her interview with PEOPLE, "This guy walked by, and he touched, and he pulled me." She immediately ran inside and informed her parents about what had happened. Mandie, the little girl's mother said, "She came in with a blood-curdling scream," adding that when "she ran into the living room she said, 'mommy someone tried to take me, he touched my private parts.'" The local police authorities identified the man as Deric McPherson, a 33-year-old man.
An Ohio man allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl. Ken'Adi Nash, 6, was taking out the trash when Deric McPherson inappropriately touched her. He started to walk off but then turned back and apparently tried to haul her away. The young girl screamed and was able to get away. pic.twitter.com/KXgQg7Et73— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) August 27, 2022
"We went outside and saw him walking down the sidewalk," Mandie said, adding that her husband, Ricky, jumped in his car and followed McPherson. "I chased him like he still had my kid. I definitely didn't want him to be able to go snatch another kid," Ricky explained. He managed to block McPherson and took the help of the police and local authorities in Butler County. The incident left the family a little shaken up, wondering what would have happened if their daughter wasn't able to save herself.
Mandi noted that they have instructed their four daughters on situations like these. They have had the "stranger danger" talk with Ken'Adi, telling her that "if anybody ever tries to touch or take you, scream, bite, kick [and] make as much noise as possible." And she did exactly that. Mandie said that she's "so proud" of her daughter's quick thinking.
Man Arrested in Ohio After Ring Camera Allegedly Showed Him Trying to Kidnap 6-Year-Old https://t.co/TMBQD40QXW— People (@people) August 30, 2022
McPherson was arrested and charged with two felonies—abduction and gross sexual imposition on a victim younger than 13—as per his booking sheet.
Every 40 seconds, a child goes missing or is abducted in the United States. Approximately 840,000 children are reported missing each year, according to Child Crime Prevention & Safety Centre.
A Ring doorbell camera captured the attempted abduction of a 6-year-old girl from the front of her house Tuesday in Hamilton, Ohio, according to court documents and the security camera footage obtained by CNN. https://t.co/N6JoihsTiE— CNN (@CNN) August 27, 2022
The majority of cases were girls, accounting for 209, 375, compared to 178, 747 boys. Less than 160,000 adults were kidnapped, portraying a relationship between age and the likelihood of being abducted. Importantly, statistics indicate that more than 99% of abducted children make it back home alive.
Non-family abductions include kidnappings committed by acquaintances and strangers. Acquaintance abductions make up 27 percent of all child abductions and are committed by a disproportionally high number of juvenile offenders. Acquaintance abductions also have the highest number of female and teenage victims and are often associated with other crimes such as sexual and physical assault. Abductions committed by strangers typically occur in outdoor locations.
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