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The 30-year-old sex offender Jared Paul Stanga is currently in police custody and has been charged with attempted kidnapping of a child under the age of 13 and aggravated assault and assault
WATCH | Shocking video shows the moment of the attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl at a bus stop in Pensacola, who then fought off her attacker.
Jared Paul Stanga has been arrested in the crime. https://t.co/48IZ0GDsxS
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An 11-year-old girl struggled against a knife-wielding sex offender who tried to kidnap her at a bus stop. The young girl was waiting for the bus when the man approached her. This frightening incident happened on Tuesday morning, May 18th.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released the appalling surveillance footage
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released the appalling surveillance footage that recorded the incident. The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook, “At around 7:00 am, a white Dodge Journey stopped at an 11-year-old girl who was waiting at a bus stop on Old Corry Field Road and Perdido Street. As you could see in this video. ”
“A Spanish man gets out of the vehicle armed with a knife. The suspect then grabs the little girl and a fight ensues. She could fight and free herself from the suspect’s grip. She is safe and with her family. If you have information about this incident, call the ECSO at 850-436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP, ”the statement said.
The 30-year-old sex offender was reportedly identified as Jared Paul Stanga. Now in police custody, he has been charged with attempted kidnapping of a child under the age of 13 and serious assault and battery. Stanga’s extensive criminal history, including previous sex crimes against children, indicated his intention to commit a heinous crime, police said.
“I can’t help but believe that this could have ended very differently,” Sheriff Chip Simmons said at a press conference Tuesday evening. “If this 11-year-old victim hadn’t thought of fighting and fighting and just never giving up, it could have ended horribly.”
The incident was not the minor’s first encounter with Stanga, according to the Washington Post. About two weeks before that frightening incident, Stanga allegedly walked up to her at the same bus stop and started speaking to her in Spanish. Feeling uncomfortable, she went away and reported the incident to her mother, teachers, and headmaster. The girl’s mother accompanied her to the bus stop for two weeks. Tuesday was the first day her mother was away since that incident, Simmons said.
“We believe that this person was either watching them specifically or was walking around looking for an opportunity. Either way, it’s bad, ”Simmons said at a press conference Tuesday morning. “His intention was to get her into his car, and from that point on we have no idea what horrors that poor little girl would have expected.”
After the girl’s family reported the incident to authorities, about fifty officers from the sheriff’s department reportedly worked hard to find Stanga. Simmons said they knocked on doors, monitored possible suspects and stopped every white SUV that passed.
Officials eventually identified Stanga as the owner of the car, even though it appeared he had recently painted the vehicle. Simmons said other videos also helped identify Stanga. This included security material from a grocery store after the kidnapping attempt, in which his arms were covered in the blue slime the girl was playing with. Officials arrested him at his home in Pensacola around 5:00 pm. without incident, says Simmons.