Attempted abduction of 8-year-old in Spotsylvania

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) – The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office is investigating the attempted abduction of an 8-year-old girl.

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The following release comes from the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office:

On November 5, 2011, at approximately 6:45PM, the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office received a report of suspicious activity involving an 8 year old female that had been approached in her neighborhood.

The victim reported that on November 5, 2011, between the times of 4:15-4:30 PM, that she was approached by a van. There were four males in the vehicle. The Hispanic male driver stated to the girl "Hey baby come closer to the van". The front passenger, a black male got out of the van and started walking towards her gesturing for her to come to him. The victim ran back into her residence in the 6700 block of Satterfield Court where the 8 year old resides with her father and step mother.

The incident was not reported to the Sheriff's Office until 6:45 PM, when the 8 year old went to her mother's residence nearby on Harrison Road and told her mother. Deputies responded and began a preliminary investigation. Detectives were requested and arrived at the scene a short time later after the initial deputies obtained details of the incident from the girl.

The detectives asked the mother if they could take the child to the local Child Advocacy Center to conduct a forensic interview. The mother brought the girl to the CAC and she was interviewed by Det. Twyla DeMoranville. The girl gave helpful information to Detective  DeMoranville reference the suspect clothing and vehicle.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dull black van (possibly spray painted black); Ford (possibly an Econoline model). The van had writing or some type of logo on the van that was painted in red and appeared to be runny or smeared lettering stating "MALROY".

The suspects were described as being dressed in "big poofy coats" grey in color, according to the girl. The driver was described as Hispanic, wearing sunglasses with a mustache; he also had a blue hat on with no writing or symbols on it. The girl stated that it looked like he and the passenger may have been wearing necklaces with crosses on them over their coats.

The male that approached her had short hair (crew cut) and had a black hat with no writing or symbols on it and was wearing blue jeans. The girl described him as older having a white goatee and mustache.

The two other passengers were described as Hispanic with one having long braided hair.

Shortly after the interviews were completed the Sheriff's Office did a Reverse 911, and an alert message through SpotsyAlert. The Sheriff's Office and Spotsylvania County government encourage all resident's to go to and register to receive any future lookouts and bulletins. A canvas of the neighborhood and immediate surrounding area was completed by detectives earlier today.

In addition, it has come to our attention that inaccurate comments regarding this and previous attempted abduction cases are being made on social media sites.  Unless information is released from the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, these comments should not be deemed credible. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office at 540.582.7115 or Text-A-Tip can make a difference; Text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637) or, Crime Solvers at (540) 582-5822.