Man Jailed For Trying To Abduct 9 Year Old

A 24 year old man has been jailed for 4 years after trying to abduct a 9 year old boy in Dorchester in 2010.

In a statement, a Dorset police spokesperson said:

"Sebastion O'Connor is accused of approaching two young boys in the vicinity of Dorchester Middle School and attempting to persuade one of the boys to come with him and meet him after school. The boy was sensible enough to call his mum, which thwarted the attempt. Sebastion O'Connor was sentenced to four years imprisonment at Dorchester Crown Court on Friday (May 20th 2011)."

Police Constable Tom Isaac, of Weymouth CID, said:

"This sends a clear message to anyone with the propensity to commit offences such as this then the court will deal with them appropriately.

"The defendant in this case shows risks towards children and it is only right that he has a period in custody to prevent anything more serious occurring in the short term and to ensure he receives the correct attention to greatly reduce the risks when he is released.

"The victim's parents were grateful to the court for recognising the seriousness of this case and the potential outcomes had their son not taken action at the time."