Charles Smith accused of attempted kidnapping

9:38 PM, Feb 6, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A 26-year-old man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl was taken into police custody.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police said the victim was forced into a car by Charles B. Smith in the 7500 block of Pennsylvania around 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Smith demanded items from the victim and tried to remove her clothes.

The victim fought off Smith and was able to get out of the car.

Smith was taken into custody in the 800 block of Van Buren.

Police said it is early in the investigation, but they do not believe Smith and victim knew each other.

Smith was charged with first degree robbery, attempted forcible rape, kidnapping, and three counts of armed criminal action.

He is currently held without bond.


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