The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Monday, March 31, 2008

Sex Offender Charged with Suspicion of Kidnapping

Police say that 56 year old John Drusts, a convicted sex offender has been arrested and charged with suspicion of kidnapping, failure to register his address, as is required of convicted sex offenders, and on suspicion of failure to carry identification. Drusts was at a church when he was caught attempting to abduct a 4 year old girl from the church's cafeteria. The girl had been standing beside her 7 year old brother then Drusts pushed the boy out of the way and grabbed the girl, carrying her towards another part of the church and a door that lead outside.

Before Drusts got outside, Robinson said, the girl's father and other parishioners spotted what was happening and corralled him.
"The girl was not injured physically. I believe she was shaken up," Robinson said.
According to the DPS sex offender Web site, Drusts was convicted in Bakersfield County, Calif. of annoying, molesting a child and sexual assault.
The Web site provided no further details on Drusts' conviction, his sentence or why he came to Arizona.