Teen accused of attempted abduction of 5-year-old in Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Tenn. — A 14-year-old is under investigation after Shelby County Sheriff deputies said he tried to abduct a little girl.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirmed the incident happened Friday in Arlington.

Initial reports indicate the teenager grabbed a five-year-old girl's hand and took her around the side of a building. She was somehow able to get away unharmed and seek help.

The victim was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as a precaution. Deputies will not say what they believe the teen's intentions were.

Witnesses said the incident took place in the Villages of Summer Meadows subdivision.

As for the teen, the Sheriff's office spokesman Earle Farrell said charges are pending in the case as it is still under investigation.

He said the teen was taken to Shelby County Juvenile Court but it is unknown what or if he will face charges.


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