Attempted Kidnapping Suspect of Female Child at large in Southeastern Kentucky

Girl alone walks in forest and followed by stranger man

Stock photo: Young girl walking alone on a trail being followed by a strange man

LONDON, KY (July 19, 2022 - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that on Tuesday, July 19 at 3:52 P.M., the London-Laurel County Communications Center received a report of a possible "Attempted Kidnapping" on a trail near the Holly Bay Campground.

The investigation has revealed that a ten (10) year old female was walking on a trail when she was confronted by a male subject that grabbed her by the arms from behind and attempted to force her to go with him.

The victim was able to break free and ran to safety at the guard station.

The description of the male subject is:

  • White male,,5' 10" - 6' 00"
  • Slender build
  • Brown or Dark Brown hair
  • Orange/Red shirt and khaki cargo shorts
  • Green back pack
  • Tattoos on his legs

Multiple law enforcement units from several agencies responded to the area in an attempt to locate this individual, however he could not be located.

Detective Robert Reed and Deputy Travis Napier are leading the investigation.

Anyone with information, please contact the London-Laurel Communications Center at 606.878.7000 or 911 or the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 606.864.6600.

Information will be strictly confidential.




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