An Ohio man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a 12-year-old girl walking to school on Friday has been detained by police.
According to our news colleagues at WBNS, Joseph Ennemoser, 48, was arrested Sunday afternoon and is accused of kidnapping and criminal importuning in relation to an event that transpired in southeast Columbus.
According to the police, a man driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck approached the girl as she was crossing the street toward Groveport Madison Middle School North.
The man left the scene after the girl’s mom waved down an officer nearby, according to WBNS. According to police, the student is uninjured and safe.
According to WBNS, Ennemoser was also charged with exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl while she was walking to school in Hilliard in September.
The child told authorities that as she was making her way to school, Ennemoser, a guy, got out of his car and exposed himself to her.
According to court documents, Ennemoser allegedly pursued the child out of the area in his truck after she ran away, according to WBNS. At Wendy’s, Ennemoser was discovered and taken into custody.
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A fifth-degree felony accusation of criminal child enticement was brought against him. Ennemoser has a history of being convicted of sexual offenses, so the charge was increased.
According to WBNS, Ennemoser was free on bond while awaiting the incident’s trial in September. March 7 is the date set for his trial.