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Kidnapping charge filed against man accused of pulling 10-year-old girl into wooded area

street2SEATTLE – Dejon Luciano Robinson, 25, was charged Thursday with first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation for allegedly pulling a 10-year-old girl into a wooded area Monday night.

He is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000. His arraignment is set for June 26.

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There were terrifying moments for a 10-year-old girl Monday night in south Seattle. Police say a man tried to kidnap and rape her in a wooded area.

Thankfully, a neighbor driving nearby heard the girl’s screams and rescued her from a dangerous situation.

Luis Castellanos didn’t want his face shown on television, but he said he knew something was wrong when he saw the girl running out of the woods screaming and crying. That’s when he leaped into action.

“All of the sudden I seen the little girl come running, screaming and she was crying, and I stopped and told her to get into the car,” said Castellanos. “I asked her what was going on and she said the guy was trying to rape her.”

When Castellanos showed up, the man took off, but police caught up to him about two blocks away.

“I feel that the little girl is safe,” said Castellanos. “I know that she’s going to need a lot of counseling, but at least nothing serious happened to her, I’m happy about that.”

It happened only a couple blocks from Concord Elementary near 7th Avenue South. Police say the suspect asked the child for directions to the library – but then ordered her into the woods and told her to have sex with him.

Neighbors say they saw the man walking with the girl in the area earlier in the day.

“We waved at her and she waved back and we didn’t feel quite right,” said Laurie McVay. “We went back to her house and met with her grandma and they tried to locate them and couldn’t find them.”

Castellanos says when he saw the two near the woods, he knew he had to help.

“I just think that that’s sick, real sick, that people do that to little kids,” said Castellanos. “People like that, like I said, they should never let them out of jail.”

 

4 comments

  • Ruth

    This is a good example of people taking action when something tells them something's wrong. Thank you to the people who were not afraid to step up and help.

    • Sarah

      I'm proud of the people who are good Samaritans and help those in need, I'm proud of my friend's dad(the one who helped the 10 year old girl) and my friend is very proud of her dad too. She said she would've punched the rapist in the face had she been there(she's been boxing her whole life and can hit hard). I'm proud of mom's friend's son for shooting the robbers that hurt his elderly mother and broke into their house(this was in the news awhile ago) I wish people would help more though. But it's people like my friend's dad or my mom's friend's son that restore my faith in humanity :)

  • Rob

    That's not unusual in South Park, everyone tries to watch out, especially for kids. Take notes and do the same in your neighborhood, make it unsafe for these creeps.

  • Ari

    The saddest part about this is an innocent man is sitting in jail for this. The real monster is still out there. Thank The Lord this little girl is safe and was not harmed. But now an innocent man is fighting for his life and freedom.

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