Attempted kidnapper turned into police by stepfather - WKRN News 2

Attempted kidnapper turned into police by stepfather

Posted: Updated: Oct 13, 2012 09:49 AM

The man who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl outside an Old Hickory convenience story on Friday is now in jail.

Metro police arrested 27-year-old Matthew Harber after his stepfather called police late Friday night after seeing a surveillance photo on television.

Harber faces charges of attempted especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual battery and is being held on a $200,000 bond.

According to reports, officers responded to Harber's home on Lakeshore Drive and took him into custody.

Harber admitted to a detective to grabbing the 12-year-old by the shoulder and putting his hand over her mouth. He also admitted to grabbing the girl's breast.

Harber let the girl go when the victim's friends screamed and the market clerk came outside to intervene, police said.

Harber is already on Tennessee's Sex Offender Registry for a 2006 sexual battery conviction in Dickson County.

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