Man arrested for allegedly kidnapping girl, 6, in Galveston

- A 61-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 6-year-old girl in Galveston.

According to police, a witness reported seeing a man approach a small female child who was along on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Avenue K on Tuesday evening. The witness told police the man had a short conversation with the girl, during which he appeared to touch her inappropriately, and then they both got into his van and drove off.

The Galveston Police Department says the witness took a picture of the van and gave it to police, who broadcast the description and began searching the area. Police say a short time later, the same witnessed called police to say the man had just dropped off the child where he picked her up.

Police say a UTMB Police Department officer located the vehicle a short time later and as Galveston officers arrived, the suspect, identified as John Moore, 61.

Police say the girl appeared to be unharmed but was taken to the hospital for a precautionary evaluation.

 John Moore was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Indecency with a Child.

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