Joseph Ennemoser of Sugar Grove was also accused of exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl who attended school in Hilliard last September.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police have identified the man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl as she walked to school in southeast Columbus on Friday.
In accordance with Madison City Police DepartmentJoseph Ennemoser, 48, was taken into police custody Sunday afternoon and charged with kidnapping and felony assault in connection with the incident in the area of Clearwater Drive and Fullerton Drive.
Police say the girl was walking to Groveport Madison North High School when she was approached by a man in a white Chevrolet pickup truck.
The girl’s parents were able to stop a nearby officer and the man left the scene. The police report that the student is unharmed.
Ennemoser, of Sugar Grove, was also accused of exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl who attended school in Hilliard. last September.
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The girl told police she was walking to Avery Elementary School when the man, identified as Ennemoser, got out of the car and appeared in front of her.
Franklin County Municipal Court records say the girl ran away and Ennemaser got back in his truck and followed her out of the area.
Ennemoser was located at the Wendy’s restaurant on Renner Road and arrested. He was charged with child molestation in the fifth degree. The charge was upgraded because Ennemoser has a prior sex offense conviction.
Ennemoser was in custody awaiting trial for the incident in September. His trial is scheduled for March 7.
In 2003, Ennemoser pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault in connection with a 2001 incident involving a girl who was 7 or 8 years old. He was sentenced to six years in prison, according to Licking County Common Pleas Court records.