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Post  Guest on Wed 3 Mar - 18:32

Parents warned of attempted child abduction in Curtice

Feb 26, 2010

CURTICE, Ohio - The Lucas County Sheriff's Department is warning parents and bus drivers in Curtice, OH after detectives say a woman tried to abduct a 9-year-old boy Monday in his own driveway.

Investigators say the woman was following the school bus, and when the boy was dropped off on Brown Road, she talked to the child through her car window. According to police, she asked the child if he needed a ride. When he said no, the woman asked the Jerusalem Elementary student if he wanted candy. The boy ran into his house.

The only detail available is that the suspect is driving a light-colored SUV or minivan. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Lucas County Sheriff's office at (419) 213-4920.

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Post  Guest on Sun 7 Mar - 20:04

Suspicious woman offers ride to another child

Mar 05, 2010 - 04:10 PM

PETERBOROUGH -- A week after a child was approached by a suspicious woman in a car in Brighton, a woman matching the suspect’s description has targeted another child, this time in Peterborough.

On Feb. 24, a young girl was walking home from school on Alice Street, Brighton, when a vehicle pulled up beside her. The driver stopped and opened the passenger door and asked the girl if she wanted a ride. The girl declined. The vehicle then sped off Alice Street to Singleton Street.

In the Peterborough incident, the driver matching the same description offered McDonald’s or Tim Hortons food to the child.

The driver is described as female, with very masculine face features, wearing heavy purple eye shadow and appeared to be elderly. She had white, shoulder length, unruly hair. The suspect was wearing reading glasses and was wearing a coat. She had a heavy set build but did appear to be of short stature. Her voice was described as being deep and scratchy.

The driver also had a small white, fluffy dog with a white dog coat on. The car also had a long narrow purple sticker beside the rear license plate.

The OPP is asking for the public’s assistance in this investigation. Anyone with information into this crime is asked to call the Northumberland OPP at 613-475-1313 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news/article/149701

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Post  Guest on Wed 19 May - 6:21

Big Brother Thwarts Would-Be Abductor

Tuesday, May 18, 2010



Weston Police are looking for an older woman that two Robert L. Bland Middle School students say tried to abduct them.

The white-haired woman whom police believe is between the ages of 55 and 65, tried to get the younger boy to get into her red or maroon four-door Ford Contour, while he was walking home on Rada Avenue on Friday, May 21, according to Chief Robert Clem.

The boy refused, and when the woman tried to get him into the car the second time, he ran ahead to catch up with his older brother, who was walking a few feet in front of him, Clem explained.

The women then attempted to get both boys to get into the car, but the older brother told her to leave, Clem described.

That caused the woman to leave quickly, stated Clem.

All law enforcement in the state have been made aware of the situation and have been asked to be on the lookout for the woman and her vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact the Weston Police Department at 304-269-3207.

Copyright 2010 West Virginia Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=80014

Weston Police Searching for Woman Who Tried to Abduct Young Boy

http://www.wdtv.com/index.php/home/local-news/1808-weston-police-searching-for-woman-who-tried-to-abduct-young-boy

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Post  Guest on Wed 19 May - 8:12

There are lots of documented cases where women will abduct children for their men. I have a "true crimes" book and there is a story in there about a couple who abducted children, from the mid 1800s. Unfortunately children are more trusting of women, it's hard wired into the human brain.

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Post  Guest on Sat 5 Jun - 3:21

The Famous Grouse wrote:Unfortunately children are more trusting of women, it's hard wired into the human brain.

Thankfully TFG, as you can see from the following news report, not all children are hard-wired by their naive parents/families into trusting women.

Password plan foils child abduction, (Canadian) police say

Friday, June 4, 2010 | 4:25 PM CST Comments 13 Recommend 23
CBC News

Police in Dauphin, Manitoba, are crediting a nine-year-old girl with asking a woman for a password before agreeing to go with her, thus foiling an abduction attempt.

According to the Dauphin municipal RCMP, the youngster was walking home from school Wednesday afternoon when she was approached by a woman in a car.

The woman got out of the car and took hold of the girl's arm and told the child that her mother had asked the woman to pick her up.

The girl asked for a password and when the woman didn't respond, the girl broke free of the hold and ran to a safe place.

"The password is part of a safe plan practised by the girl's family," police noted in a news release about the incident. "It is because of this safe plan the girl was able to recognize the danger and get away to a place of safety."

On Friday, police said a 38-year-old woman from Ethelbert, Man., had been arrested and charged with attempted abduction.

Police said the woman is known to the family of the girl and added they believe the alleged abduction was a one-time incident.

The accused was in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Dauphin on June 7.

Dauphin is about 325 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. Ethelbert is about 60 kilometres northwest of Dauphin.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/06/04/mb-dauphin-foiled-abduction-1064.html

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Post  Guest on Thu 24 Jun - 15:51

Child snatch bid is foiled

24 June 2010



A SCHOOLGIRL escaped from the clutches of a woman who was trying to abduct her when a mystery Samaritan came to her aid, police said.

The 12-year-old was targeted by the woman who shouted at her from her car in Shepherds Hill, Crouch End, at 8.10am last Wednesday.

The woman, aged in her 50s with blonde hair, pulled up beside the girl near the junction with Stanhope Road and told her to get in the car, say police.

But the girl kept her wits about her and refused to get in, despite repeated demands from the driver.

A male passer-by, described only as a white man, then intervened and told the girl to run to safety, which she did.

It is not known what the woman did after the girl left, and police are desperate to track down the mystery man, who could have vital information about the woman, the car she was driving and the incident.

Detective Constable Zoe Bentley, investigating officer from Haringey CID, said: "We are very eager to hear from the member of public that intervened and told the girl to run off; he may have information that could prove to be crucial to our investigation."

It is not the first time young girls have been targeted by would-be abductors in the area.

Just last month jobless paedophile Derrick Pewter, 60, was jailed for trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl outside Priory Park in Middle Lane, Crouch End, with the promise of an ice cream. Pewter, of Moore House, Pembroke Road, Hornsey, will serve at least three-and-a-half years for trying to entice her as she walked alone on August 9 last year. He was jailed for attempted child abduction for a sexual purpose.

A white man aged about 40 tried to grab the wrist of a 10-year-old girl outside a church in Wightman Road, Hornsey, as she walked to school last May.

She wrestled free but he chased her until he realised he was being followed by Good Samaritans, and ran off.

A month earlier an attempt was made to abduct a 12-year-old boy outside the TA Centre in Priory Road, Hornsey.

A bearded man aged between 30 and 40 put his arm around the boy, who was walking with friends, and tried to lead him towards Nightingale Road.

The boy broke away and ran back to his friends, and the man made off in a white van towards Muswell Hill.

Anyone with information about the latest incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Bentley on 020 8345 0712, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

http://www.hornseyjournal.co.uk/content/haringey/hornseyjournal/news/story.aspx?brand=HCEJOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newshcej&itemid=WeED23%20Jun%202010%2015%3A37%3A03%3A240


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Post  Guest on Thu 24 Jun - 15:55

Woman charged over child abduction

Published on Thu Jun 24 2010

A woman from Cornwall has been charged with attempted child abduction, police have said.

Kayleigh Soleman, aged 20, from St Austell, was charged following an incident in the town on June 21.

This followed a report that a girl had gone missing from an address in St Austell, and was later located at another address in the town.

Miss Soleman was arrested at the same address, and was charged after police questioning.

She remains in custody to appear before Bodmin Magistrates Court on June 23.

Copyright (c) Press Association Ltd. 2010, All Rights Reserved.

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/national-news/woman_charged_over_child_abduction_1_657555

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/8235518.Woman_arrested_after_alleged_child_abduction/


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Post  Guest on Sat 26 Jun - 15:34

Witness appeal after possible abduction bid

Published Date: 26 June 2010

POLICE investigating an incident in which a mother believed her eight-year-old son may have been targeted for abduction have appealed for a potential witness to come forward.

The female suspect, who was a passenger in a four-door yellow car, drove up alongside the child as he waited outside Homebase at Straiton Retail Park (Edinburgh) at around 3:40pm on Wednesday.

The car slowed down and the woman whispered to the boy, "come here, come over here". The vehicle only drove off when his sister approached.

The boy's mother said afterwards that she feared the woman hoped to snatch her son.

Officers are now keen to trace a young woman who was in the area at the time. She is described as being white, of slim build, in her teens or early 20s, and was wearing black leggings and a navy blue top under a dark cardigan. She was with a man aged 50-60 who had a walking stick.

The suspect is described as being in her 20s-30s, with short dark blonde hair, and was wearing jeans, a white top and a yellow cardigan.

A police spokesperson said: "We are keen to talk to anyone who was in the area, and who might have seen what happened. In particular, we would like to trace the teenager who we know was in the area at the time, to see if she might be able to provide vital information." Call police on 0131-311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Witness-appeal-after-possible-abduction.6385878.jp

Worried mum tells of abduction fear for son

A MOTHER-OF-TWO today spoke of her fear that a woman who tried to entice her eight-year-old son into a car at a Lothian shopping park was trying to abduct the youngster.....

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Worried-mum---tells.6384289.jp

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