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Aurora cops: Attempted child abduction was mistake

Updated: October 10, 2012 6:21AM

AURORA — Police Friday said an incident originally reported as an attempted child abduction actually was a case of a young girl not recognizing a neighbor who was offering her a ride to school.

Police took 50-year-old Salvador Barrera, of the 1300 block of North Glen Circle, into custody at his home Thursday. Police said that after investigating, they reclassified the incident and charged Barrera with disorderly conduct.

The girl, a student at Jefferson Middle School, told school officials that she was approached by a possible abductor as she walked to class at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Monomoy Street.

After interviews with Barrera and the 13-year-old, police said they determined Barrera drove up to the girl and offered her a ride to school. The girl did not immediately recognize Barrera as a neighbor, and became alarmed by Barrera’s actions and ran from him. Barrera will appear in Aurora Branch Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 26.

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