But police and prosecutors say the little girl’s courage went far beyond saving herself and her brother that terrifying day. She fearlessly testified at the trial for Carlos Figueroa-Fagot who tried to abduct her.
Carlos Figueroa-Fagot was sentenced to 17-34 years in prison for a 2011 attack in South Philadelphia on a ten-year-old girl and her toddler brother. The children fought back as he tried to grab the girl.
A Philadelphia jury hears from the victim of a brazen, mid-day attempted abduction in South Philadelphia in July of last year. And the attack, targeting a 10-year-old girl walking with her toddler brother, was caught on surveillance video.
The man charged with trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl off a South Philadelphia street has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, so the case will proceed toward trial.