Sex offender accused of trying to abduct girl, 3, at airport

2016-01-28 18:30
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Miami - A registered sex offender is accused of trying to kidnap a 3-year-old girl while her family was renting a car at Miami International Airport.

The Miami Herald reports the family arrived from Argentina on Tuesday, and the girl was walking with her older siblings when they encountered 42-year-old Cuong Nguyen.

A police report says Nguyen grabbed her by the wrist but she got free and ran to her mother. Nguyen said he grabbed her because "he thought she was cute”.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Nguyen was convicted in 1996 for lewd and lascivious activity on a child.

He is charged with attempted kidnapping and false imprisonment of a child under 13.

He is being held in jail. Records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

Read more on:    us  |  child abuse

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.