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Cordell Salisbury arrested for allegedly kidnapping, attempting to sexually assault young Annapolis girl

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJLA) - A man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl, who managed to escape him, in Annapolis over the weekend.

Cordell Salisbury has been arrested for allegedly abducting and attempting to sexually assault a 12-year-old Annapolis girl. (Photo: APD)

On Saturday, Annapolis police officers responded to the area of Skippers Lane and South Cherry Grove Avenue after a 12-year-old girl reported she had been kidnapped.

The girl told police that she was walking in the area when a man pulled her into his vehicle, drove her to a nearby street, parked, and then attempted to sexually assault her.

The girl was able to escape, unharmed.

Police said the girl guided officers to the place where the man had parked the vehicle and attempted to assault her, in the 1100 block of Belle Drive.

The vehicle was still parked there.

Unfortunately, the vehicle was unoccupied, but detectives were able to trace the registration to Cordell Salisbury, 52, of Churchton. The victim said she did not know Salisbury, and police said he was not a registered sex offender.

After identifying Salisbury as a suspect, detectives were able to track him down and arrest him in a home in the 100 block of Brightwater Drive on Sunday.

Salisbury is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on a temporary commitment pending his court hearing. He has been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, second-degree assault, fourth-degree sex offense, attempted third-degree sex offense, sexual solicitation of a minor, indecent exposure, and kidnapping of a child under the age of 16.

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