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Lake Charles man accused of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 14:30:50-05

A Lake Charles man has been arrested, accused of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl.

Deputies say that on Wednesday, February 12 officers at a local middle school were made aware of a situation concerning a 14-year-old girl who was approached by an unknown man while walking to school near Louisiana Avenue in Lake Charles.

When deputies spoke with the victim she stated a man in an SUV produced a firearm and told her to get in his vehicle. She stated she attempted to run away but the suspect caught up to her, exited his vehicle and attempted to grab her. The victim told deputies that she was able to get away and immediately reported the incident to CPSO School Crossing Guards, who were outside of the school.

During an investigation, detectives obtained a vehicle description along with video surveillance in the area the incident occurred.

On February 16 detectives located the suspect’s vehicle traveling on I-10, and initiated a traffic stop. Detectives made contact with the driver, identified as 31-year-old Sean M. Kelley of Lake Charles.

After interviewing Kelley he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted simple kidnapping. Judge Sharon Wilson set his bond at $75,000.