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EXCLUSIVE: Mom of kidnapping victim makes plea for help in catching the suspect

Posted at 8:33 PM, Sep 06, 2016

"There is no kid safe out there while he is out," said Kristy Jones. She is the mother of the little girl who was snatched from her West 104th Street home back in May.

The  6-year-old was taken to a house where she was held in a bedroom for hours, her daughter was dropped off roughly 17 hours later in a neighborhood not far from her home. Her daughter came home but she wasn't unharmed. "They didn't play dolls or watch TV. This is a grown man with a little kid," Jones explained.

Jones is frightened and nervous that the man caught on camera in her neighborhood about a week before the girl was taken has not been caught. The FBI also linked the same man to an attempted abduction of a 10-year-old in Elyria three months earlier. 

She spoke exclusively to Newsnet5 because she is pleading with anyone who might know who this man is to come forward. "My life can't go back to normal because there is no such thing as normal right now," she explained.

The FBI said both the abduction in Cleveland and the attempted abduction in Elyria were done by a man who is a stranger to both families. Stranger abductions are rare, about 50 nationwide each year. That's why there is an urgency to catch this man who agents call dangerous, before he targets another child. "Our fear is that he will, it's just a matter of time," said Special Agent Donna Sullivan. 

FBI Agents said the man was driving a 2002 or 2003 Chevy Malibu with a different color front panel back in May. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland FBI at 216-522-1400. There is a $20,000 reward in connection with this case.