Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kim Abney - Repeat Sex Offender - Tries to grab girl from her porch

A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a convicted sex offender on two charges of abduction.

Dayton police said Kim Abney, 52, is accused of trying to grab a 9-year-old girl off her front porch last week. The girl's family shares a duplex with Abney on McLain Street.

The child's mother, Kathleen Washabaugh, said she ran outside when she heard her daughter screaming.

"I didn't know what was going on, so I grabbed her up and asked him what the hell he was doing," Washabaugh said. "He just stood back and looked at me like he was stunned that I came outside and caught him in the middle of it."

Police said Abney tried pulling the child over the wall that divides the duplex's porch. They said their initial investigation showed that Abney also may have licked the girl's face.

"He said he was sorry and that all he did was lick her," Washabaugh said. "He apologized and asked me not to call the cops because he said he had priors."

Dayton police said Abney's sex offender status stems from a conviction in San Diego in 1992. Officers said he was convicted on a charge of committing a lewd or lascivious with a child under 14.

Abney is in the Montgomery County Jail on $150,000 bond.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"

.........Sarah Tofte

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