13-year-old girl escapes kidnapper near Leavitt Middle School

Jorge Gomez-Peretz (Photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

A suspect has been arrested after kidnapping a young girl near Leavitt Middle School, located near Buffalo and Lone Mountain.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a man forced a 13-year-old girl into his car on Monday Morning as she was walking to school. The victim reportedly fought back, and the suspect let her go.

The victim ran to school and contacted the CCSD Police Department about the attempted kidnapping. CCSDPD then reached out to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who found a man matching the suspect's description.

The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Jorge Gomez-Peretz, was arrested and faces a charge of first-degree kidnapping of a minor, according to jail records.

More information about the attempted kidnapping is expected to be released on Tuesday.

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