PD: Man kidnapped, tried to sexually assault 12-year-old girl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Anne Arundel County police have arrested a man who they say abducted a 12-year-old girl and tried to sexually assault her before she escaped.

On the afternoon of July 5, a 12-year-old girl told police that she was walking in the area of Skippers Lane and South Cherry Grove Avenue when a man pulled her into his vehicle, drove her to a nearby street and tried to assault her.

Police say the girl was able to leave the car and run away. She was not injured.

The girl took police officers to the 1100 block of Belle Drive, where the vehicle was parked when she jumped out. Police say the vehicle was still parked there but no one was inside.

The vehicle is registered to 52-year old Cordell Salisbury, of Churchton, who police say is a suspect in the abduction. He was arrested at a home in the 100 block of Brightwater Drive just after midnight the next day.

Police say the girl did not know Salisbury and Salisbury is not a registered sex offender. He was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, 2nd degree assault, 4th degree sex offense, attempted 3rd degree sex offense, sexual solicitation of a minor, indecent exposure, and kidnapping a child under 16.

Salisbury is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on a temporary commitment pending his hearing with the District Court Commissioner.

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