On May 10, 2017, at approximately 1945 hrs, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) responded to the 1600 block of Clinton regarding a child abduction. A 13 year old female called dispatch and stated that she had been abducted and was being held upstairs in a house in that area. Officers were able to narrow down the search to a specific house and made contact there. The victim was found inside along with the suspect.
Investigators learned that the victim had been waiting for the bus in the 1600 block of Portage when she was approached by the Suspect and forced into his car. He then drove her to the house on Clinton where she was sexually assaulted. The victim was able to call 911 when another occupant of the house came home unexpectedly and the suspect briefly left the victim unattended. The victim and the suspect did not know each other prior to this incident.
The suspect was arrested for kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree. He is currently being held at the Kalamazoo County jail awaiting arraignment.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: May 10, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139