Good Samaritans Stop a Kidnapping In Progress Near Olson Play Park, Woodstock

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Kevin Sorenson, aggravating kidnapping suspect Woodstock

A convicted sex offender is in custody after he allegedly grabbed a 4-year-old boy and tried to run away with him.

Two Good Samaritans rescued a 4-year-old boy about 12:43 p.m. Friday August 11, 2017 from an attempted abduction near Olson Play Park near Clay Street and Bagley Street in Woodstock.

Officers had initially responded to the area for a report of a fight in progress.

Woodstock police learned that Kevin A. Sorensen pulled the boy off his bike near Olson Play Park and began to run off with him about 12:43 p.m. The boy and his friends began to scream, alerting nearby adults. The two Good Samaritans “physically freed” the boy from Sorensen’s grip, police said. The citizen rescuers held Sorensen down until police arrived.

Police arrested Kevin Sorensen, a 39-year-old child sex offender, and charged him with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.

Police said that prior to the incident, Sorensen was no longer required to register as a child sex offender.

Kevin Sorenson, aggravating kidnapping suspect WoodstockKevin Sorenson, aggravating kidnapping suspect Woodstock.

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