Figueroa-Fagot gets 17-34 years in prison for attempted abduction

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April 4, 2014 3:51:15 PM PDT
A man convicted of trying to abduct a 10-year-old girl in South Philadelphia has been sentenced to decades behind bars.

Carlos Figueroa-Fagot was sentenced to 17 to 34 years in state prison on Friday.

A Philadelphia jury convicted Figueroa-Fagot of all charges, including attempted abduction.

Figueroa-Fagot turned himself in to police after surveillance video was released of the attempted abduction.

The video shows the 10-year-old girl, with her 2-year-old brother, walking home from a store at 3:48 p.m. on July 17, 2012. The video then shows Figueroa-Fagot following them in an older 4-door white vehicle.

He then parked his vehicle on the corner of Porter and Lee Streets, exited the vehicle, and followed the children onto Lee Street.

Video from another camera actually shows Figueroa-Fagot grabbing the child and attempting to carry her away. But she bit him, and the two year old started screaming, causing him to drop the girl.

He then tried again, but the girl fought as her brother screamed. Figueroa-Fagot eventually let the child go and ran off. Officials say the suspect then fled in his vehicle east on Porter Street.

Due to the publicity surrounding the case, Figueroa-Fagot's family told investigators that he couldn't "walk, talk or breathe out there on the streets," according to police Capt. John Darby.

"This defendant knew he couldn't keep walking the streets and that people were going to come get him," said District Attorney Seth Williams.

Investigators say Figueroa-Fagot has previous arrests in Puerto Rico and an arrest in Philadelphia for domestic violence.


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