September 13. 2018 11:23AM
Raymond man charged in attempted kidnapping of girl, 13, outside Faneuil Hall in Boston
BOSTON — A local man is accused of trying to kidnap a 13-year-old girl outside Faneuil Hall after first offering to buy her from her parents, police said Monday.
Max Patterson, 20, approached the girl about 4:40 p.m. Sunday, police said in a release.
Patterson offered her parents an unspecified amount of cash to “buy” the girl, then grabbed the girl by the arm and tried to drag her away, police said.
The girl’s father intervened and Patterson ran away, police said. He was caught nearby and identified by the girl and her parents, police said.
Patterson was charged with enticement of a child under 16 and attempted kidnapping, police said.