Massachusetts Man Accused of Trying to Kidnap Lewiston Child
A Massachusetts man faces multiple charges after allegedly trying to kidnap a Lewiston child from their bed.
It's every parent's nightmare. As the family slept in their apartment on Wood Street in Lewiston, a man broke into their home and allegedly tried to kidnap their 7-year-old child. The details of why the attempt failed have not been released, but the man was unsuccessful in his abduction attempt and left the scene. Police say the suspect was not known to the child or the parents. Luckily, the child was not hurt.
Investigators released surveillance images of a suspect in a hooded sweatshirt and asked for the public's help identifying him. On Friday, 38-year-old Kevin Dontae Nowell of Dorchester, Massachusetts was arrested without incident. He's charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping, and unlawful sexual contact with a minor, as well as aggravated criminal trespass, assault, and violations of conditions of release. Nowell was transported to the Androscoggin County Jail. His bail has been set at $50,000 cash.
Investigators are still hoping to hear from anyone who may know something about the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joseph Philippon at 207-513-3001, extension 3320 or Detective Joey Brown at extension 3322.
In a media release posted on the department's Facebook page, Lewiston Police thanked community members and business members for their assistance, as well as help they received from the FBI, as well as from Lewiston's MIS (IT Department) and Public Works divisions.