Man appears for girl’s attempted abduction at Roodepoort school

2011-11-02 07:28

A man who allegedly attempted to abduct an 18-year-old girl outside a Roodepoort high school, west of Johannesburg, is expected back in court today.

Mohammed Adams (21) had his case postponed at his last appearance in the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court. Adams was arrested last month for attempting to abduct the girl outside Hoërskool Die Burger.

This is the same school in Florida where murdered pupil Louise de Waal was abducted. Her charred body was found on a farm in Magaliesburg.

The girl was sitting on a pavement near the school at 6am when Adams allegedly threatened her with a screwdriver and tried to force her into the boot of his car, police said.

A school security guard saw what was happening and alerted the police.  Gauteng police said they did not know if the man was a copycat, but he was being profiled.

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