There is no child abduction charge after the driver has been delivered


No charges will be filed against a delivery driver after an 11-year-old girl is tried, Paulding County authorities said Friday.

Sheriff detectives identified the driver from images of his white delivery van released Thursday. The girl said she was walking her dog Wednesday when someone in a van asked her to “go in.”

“At this time, due to the discrepancy of the alleged young victim's story together with the fact that the male delivery driver is more than a cooperative, no charges will be filed in this case,“ sheriff spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson said in a statement.

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The girl reported the incident to her mother, who called 911. She said she ran home just after the van had gone alongside her and her dog on School Road in the Hickory burning community.

The delegates answered about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and search the rural area in northern Paulding but it came short. A van matching the girl's description of surveillance footage was seen at nearby businesses.

Henson said that the driver of that vehicle was delivering a package in the area on Wednesday when he saw the girl and her dog. He told the detectives that it was not normal and he was probably on the phone looking for directions when he ran it.

“When he saw the youth, the driver indicated that he had delayed because the child and the dog were close to the road but he never stopped or spoke to her,” said Henson.

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Directors also reviewed time stamps on the package which he delivered and checked the GPS installed in his vehicle. They decided that the driver did not make any extra stops.

After the authorities had spoken to the girl, she agreed that the van never stopped and she said she couldn't be sure if the man was talking to her or someone else. She was afraid but Henson said.

“We are grateful for the enthusiasm of everyone in this case and we would like the public to know that we accept any allegations of child abduction and kidnapping seriously,” he said.