GUILTY: Colorado Man Kidnaps 12-Year-Old Girl + Awaits Sentencing
A man has been found guilty of kidnapping following an incident that took place in Broomfield, Colorado in which he attempted to abduct a 12-year-old girl but fortunately his plan failed and the girl got away.
The Colorado Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping
The man who was identified as responsible for the attempted abduction has been identified as 29-year-old Shane Hammond. The attempted abduction occurred in August 2019 but Hammond was later identified and arrested for the crime in March of 2020.
The Incident that Led to the Colorado Man's Conviction
The incident that led to Hammond's recent conviction, while terrifying and disgusting, could have ended up much worse than it did.
It happened on August 19th, 2019 as a 12-year-old girl was walking home from her school, Westlake Middle School located at 2800 W 135th Avenue in Broomfield. The girl was a few blocks away near the Broadlands neighborhood of the city when Hammond approached the girl in his truck.
Here we see the area in which the girl was picked up by Hammond in his truck:
Here we see the distance from Westlake Middle School from where Hammond attempted to kidnap the girl:
Luckily, after being pushed inside the truck by Hammond, the girl was able to escape from the man's truck and ran home while yelling for her mother.
Catching the Colorado Predator
Luckily, after incredible police work, the Broomfield Police Department was able to identify Hammond from surveillance footage that was taken nearby and arrest him for his attempted kidnapping of the 12-year-old Colorado girl.
What's Next For the Colorado Kidnapper?
Hammond was found guilty of second-degree kidnapping on Friday, April 8th, 2022 over two years after the incident took place and also over two years after being caught by police.
In Colorado, kidnapping is considered a felony no matter what and therefore Hammond is facing up to 24 years behind bars and an up to $1 million fine. Hammond is set to be sentenced on Friday, June 3rd, 2022.