Deric McPherson, A Ohio Man Arrested for Trying to Kidnap 6-years-old Girl, Ken’Adi Nash

Man named Deric McPherson arrested in Ohio after allegedly being caught on ring camera attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old. Deric McPherson an Ohio resident is in custody.
Ken’Adi Nash, 6, is seen taking out the trash in a video taken by her family’s Ring doorbell camera. A man comes and takes her along the sidewalk before releasing her, and she screams.

Deric McPherson was accused of attempting to abduct a 6-year-old girl while she was bringing out the garbage. The event got caught on the girl’s family’s Ring doorbell video. He is now charged with criminal abduction.

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What exactly happened?

A man named Deric McPherson is seen approaching a girl named Ken’Adi Nash, who is standing near a trash can on the curb in a videotape that ABC7 in Los Angeles obtained. Later, he reaches out and tugs her by the arm.

The moment the man releases his hold and starts to walk down the sidewalk, Ken’Adi can be heard screaming loudly. Then Ken’Adi runs inside the house. Deric McPherson, 33, has already been named by authorities as the suspect.

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Ken’Adi told the outlet, “This guy walked by, and he touched and dragged me.”
“He wouldn’t have let go of her if she wouldn’t have pushed and shouted as she did,” her father Ricky continued.

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Ken’Adi’s mother is proud of her

Mandie, Ken’Adi’s mother, expressed her pride in her daughter’s quick thinking. She said their prior conversations with their other four children about escaping an assailant worked.

Ricky remembered getting in his car and driving after McPherson. “As if he still had my child, I ran after him. Without a doubt, I didn’t want him to be able to go and kidnap another child “He said to ABC7.

When her daughter went into the living room, she screamed, ‘Mommy someone attempted to steal me, he touched my private parts.” Mandie told CNN that her daughter “came in with a blood-curdling scream.

Deric McPherson
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The Stranger Danger talk

Mandie told, The Washington Post that they frequently have the “stranger danger” conversation with Ken’Adi. They instruct her to scream, bite, kick, and make as much noise if somebody ever tries to touch or take her.

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Before she and her husband chased him, Mandie claimed she went outside and spotted him strolling down the sidewalk. Later her husband sped off in search of Deric McPherson.
She added that while talking to Butler County police, her husband cornered Deric McPherson in a parking lot.

Deric McPherson
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Charges imposed on Deric McPherson

According to his booking sheet, McPherson was later detained and charged with kidnapping and aggravated sexual imposition on a child under the age of 13. The Washington Post reports that his bond is $35,000 and that he is being detained. McPherson got arrested eight years after being accused of rape, although the accusation later was dropped.

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