VISTA (CNS) - A Carlsbad man who was on probation when he tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from middle school pleaded guilty Monday to false imprisonment and possession of methamphetamine.
George Edward McKesson, 54, will be sentenced to a two-year state prison term on Aug. 5, said Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty.
The defendant -- who has been to prison twice for drug possession -- had been sentenced to probation the day before the abduction attempt, authorities said.
McKesson, a civilian employee at Camp Pendleton, drove up alongside the Lincoln Middle School student as she was walking along Oceanside Boulevard near Mac Donald Street about 2:30 p.m. on May 19, 2010, and ordered her to get in his car, prosecutors said.
When the girl began running away, McKesson steered his four-door sedan onto the roadside, blocking her way, said Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata.
The girl managed to get around the car and flee to safety, and was able to provide investigators with a partial license plate number. She later identified McKesson as the perpetrator in a photo lineup, the lieutenant said.
McKesson was arrested outside his Carlsbad apartment last Aug. 5.
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The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
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