Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Man Charged with Trying to Abduct Girl, 11, in Carondelet Neighborhood

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Man Charged with Trying to Abduct Girl, 11, in Carondelet Neighborhood

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ST. LOUIS * A St. Louis man has been charged with trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl this week in the city's Carondelet neighborhood.

Christopher M. Lewis, 42, of the 5800 block of South Kingshighway Boulevard, was charged Tuesday with attempted child kidnapping. He was jailed in lieu of $125,000 cash-only bail.

The girl was outside in the 7100 block of Minnesota Avenue about 4 p.m. Monday and heard Lewis call her name and beckon her to come toward him, charges say. The girl had never seen Lewis before, became scared and started running.

He chased her down the block until she hid behind a vehicle and eluded him, charges say.

A St. Louis police spokeswoman would not provide additional information, citing a policy of deferring to the circuit attorney's office after charges are filed. …

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