Ohio mother of 6-year-old girl thanks doorbell camera for capturing alleged kidnapping attempt

Video shows the girl standing next to a trash can at the edge of a front yard, when a man, identified in court records as Deric McPherson, 33, walks towards her and appears to touch her before turning around and drag her. on the sidewalk by his arm before fleeing.

Mandie Miller, the girl’s mother, told CNN on Friday that her daughter was taking out the trash, as she has many times before, when McPherson reached out and groped her daughter.

Miller said McPherson let go after her daughter screamed, which is heard on the video recording.

« She came in with a bloody scream, she ran into the living room, she said, ‘Mom, someone tried to pick me up, he touched my private parts,' » Miller said. « I came out and saw him walking on the sidewalk. »

Miller said she and her husband both tried to chase McPherson down the street on foot before her husband got into his car and followed McPherson until he was finally apprehended by Hamilton police.

Miller said she was already seeking counseling for her daughter and the family was considering moving, which Miller said was at her daughter’s request.

McPherson is currently being held in the Butler County Jail for a felony 5th degree kidnapping.

It is unclear when McPherson will next appear in court.

CNN has reached out to McPherson’s attorney for comment.

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