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Man Sentenced For Trying To Kidnap 10-Year-Old Girl

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 34-year-old man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a nurse last spring has been sentenced for trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl as she played with her brother in a Missoula park.

District Judge Karen Townsend on Tuesday sentenced Coty James Low to 10 years under the supervision of the Department of Corrections with eight suspended. He is also required to register as a sex offender.

The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1FxztwU) Low has been jailed since his June 21 arrest. Witnesses said he grabbed the girl's leg and carried her away, but she kicked and screamed and he dropped her about 25 feet away. The girl's father held Low until police arrived.

Low entered an Alford plea to attempted kidnapping. Under such a plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to gain a conviction.

Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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