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Who is Jared Paul Stanga?
Jared Paul Stanga is a suspected knife-wielding sex offender who tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl from a bus stop. The young woman was waiting for the bus when the man approached her. This terrifying incident took place on Tuesday morning, May 18. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released the terrifying surveillance footage that captured the incident. On Facebook, the sheriff’s office wrote: “Around 7:00 this morning, a white Dodge Journey pulled up alongside an 11-year-old girl who was waiting at a bus stop at Old Corry Field Road and Perdido Street. As you can see in this video ”.
How old is Jared Paul Stanga?
Jared Paul Stanga is 30 years old in the year 2021.
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The 11-year-old girl was sitting on her knees, waiting for a school bus Tuesday morning in Pensacola, Florida, when Stranga stopped hers white SUV, jumped up and ran towards her with a knife. In a panic, she grabbed her backpack and started to run away.
The man caught up with her, showing chilling surveillance footage, grabbed her, and began to drag her into her car.
But the girl hit and kicked and twisted until the man stumbled and released her hold. She ran home.
The disturbing incident triggered an hours-long manhunt by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to identify and locate the man responsible.
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On Tuesday night, officers arrested 30-year-old Jared Paul Stanga and charged him with attempted kidnapping of a child under the age of 13 and aggravated battery and battery. Stanga’s extensive criminal record, including sexual crimes committed against children in the past, suggested his intention to commit a heinous crime, police said.
“I can’t help but think this could have ended very differently,” Sheriff Chip Simmons said at a news conference Tuesday night.
“If this 11-year-old victim hadn’t thought about fighting and fighting and just never giving up, this could have ended terribly.”
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Tuesday’s incident was not the girl’s first encounter with Stanga, according to police.
About two weeks before her brave escape, Stanga approached her at the same bus stop and began speaking to her in Spanish. Feeling uncomfortable, she walked away and reported the incident to her mother, teachers and the school principal, Simmons said. For two weeks, the girl’s mother accompanied her to the bus stop.
Tuesday was the first day since that incident that her mother was not there.
Surveillance video shows the girl sitting on a grassy median around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said she was waiting at the bus stop and playing with blue slime, the thick, sticky mass often made of borax, glue and water. As she played, a white Dodge Journey circled the area several times to a stop. The man opened the door and ran toward the girl.
Police said the attacker, who had a knife in one hand, grabbed the girl by the neck and upper torso of her.
“Fortunately, she fights,” Simmons said. “She struggles and then she went limp. She and she kicks and pushes and hits and can break free. ”
The video shows the two falling to the ground. The girl stood up quickly, picked up her backpack and headed towards her house.
Her possible abductor then ran back to her car, got in and left.
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“His intention for her [hers was] hers to take her to her car and from that point on, we have no idea of the horrors that would have awaited this poor girl,” Simmons said.
After the family reported the incident to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, 50 officers knocked on doors, surveyed potential suspects and stopped any passing white SUVs, Simmons said. Police said they eventually identified Stanga as the owner of the car captured on video, even though he appeared to have painted the vehicle recently. Other videos also helped identify Stanga, police said, including security footage from a grocery store after the kidnapping attempt that showed his arms covered in the blue slime the girl was playing with.
Officers arrested him at his Pensacola home around 5 p.m. without incident, according to Simmons.
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Stanga was booked into the Escambia County Jail. Bail has not been set. It is unclear when he should appear in court and jail records do not identify an attorney.
Stanga has an extensive criminal history, including sexual offenses with a child, Simmons said.
It is unclear how many times he has been charged and if he was convicted or awaiting sentencing for the above alleged crimes.
11-year-old Florida Girl
The sheriff’s office reached out to other local law enforcement to see if they’ve had similar cases recently. “Our concern is this wasn’t his first try,” Simmons said.
Simmons, who called Stanga an “animal” and described his actions as “evil,” said the 11-year-old had a few scratches and was working through the “mental trauma” of the event. But he also praised her bravery and tenacity.
“She fought like a trooper and one of these days I’m going to give her an award for fighting and fighting and fighting,” he said.