Teen Fights Off Alleged Kidnapper

By: Mark Kennedy Email
By: Mark Kennedy Email

Wednesday brought quite a scare for a middle school student who had to fight off a man who tried to drag her into his car as she walked to school.

Georgetown Police are now investigating the attempted abduction along Old Lemons Mill at Hamilton Street.

13-year-old Katelynn King says the man came up and grabbed her as she crossed the street.

King says she fought back, kicking him and spraying him with pepper spray.

King says at that point, her attacker let go of her and took off in a tan or gold mid-90's Buick sedan with a busted out driver's side tail light.

King says she'd noticed the man on multiple occasions and thought he was following her as she walked to and from school. Her aunt bought her the pepper spray at that time.

Police have released a composite sketch of the man police are now looking for.

They say he is a white man, about six feet tall between the ages of 50 and 60, with a distinctive mole on his nose.

If you recognize this man you're asked to call Georgetown Police at 502-863-7820.


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  • by Louise Location: Richmond Ky on Mar 8, 2009 at 07:02 PM
    The reason KIatelynn had to carry the pepper spray is because the Georgetown police department doesnt do anything to protect the citizens of Georgetown. They are doing nothing now to look for or apprehend her assailent, and he is still stalking her.
  • by grumpy on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    If the girl did not have the pepper spray she may be dead by now.she done the right thing by defending her self with it. the main thing here she should have not had to defend herself it this pervert would have left her alone.This animal got some of what was coming to him but he needs to be put in jail from now on.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    This young lady is certainly brave. Now that this has been in the news any other pervert out there knows her route to school. I think if she were my daughter I would either change her route to school or take her to school.
  • by Franklin Location: Harlan on Feb 20, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    This guy should be in prison for his entire life for trying to kidnap a young girl I hope he is caught and way to go Katelynn for fighting him off... and who ever gave her the pepper spray way to go to you just saved her from getting raped or killed
  • by Leuky Location: Floyd County on Feb 20, 2009 at 06:11 AM
    Who in the H*** cares why she had pepper spray.She had it for the same reason that my 10 yr.old has it.As parents you protect little girls any way you can.Thank God she had it.To[concerned parent]DO YOU EVEN HAVE CHILDREN?Once these children are harmed,the damage is done.Katelynn so thankful that you are ok.
  • by stacy Location: georgetown ky on Feb 20, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    this was next to Georgetown middle school if anyone wanted me to post that.
  • by Ken Location: Richmond on Feb 19, 2009 at 03:33 PM
    O.S she was just asking a question, so quit being a (edited). And she right you can't have pepper spry at school she would been arrested. And how did he drive off, if was sprayed with pepper spray that stuff would burn your eyes and you wouldn't be able to see for a while.
  • by Joe Location: Zoe,KY on Feb 19, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    I am glad this girl is safe,but carrying pepper spray to school is it unlawful ?
  • by bman Location: lex on Feb 19, 2009 at 02:23 PM
    to concerned parent in geaorgetown, would you rather your kid or kids get taken against willand raped or killed when there are ways for themselves to protect themselves. you cannot keep eyes on your kids 24/7 so why not teach them how to defend themselves if you or someone else is not around to do so. there will always be people who abuse the uses of pepper spray or other weapons just as people abuse alcohol and other things.
  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Feb 19, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    Best class I ever took in school was a self-defense class. Had to use what I learned twice when I was young. Maybe we should teach these young kids how to defend themselves so these freaks will think twice about trying this crap. The pepper spray was definitely a nice touch. Go Katelynn!!!
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