Sketch issued for suspected ’napper

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 28, 2013

Picturefolder Kemp Composite Drawing
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–Law enforcement is asking the public to help them identify a man who is wanted in the attempted kidnapping of a junior high cheerleader from Kemp ISD property Aug. 19.
Forensic artist Jorge Molina drew this composite sketch Saturday from interviews with two girls who he approached in the Kemp practice gym. Neither student was physically harmed or abducted.
Kemp police and the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office are leading the investigation. The suspect is described as being Caucasian, about 5-7 in height, dark blond hair, deeply tanned, wearing blue jeans and T-shirt and reeking of cigarette smoke.
If anyone recognizes this person from the sketch, they are directed to call the Kemp Police Department at (903) 498-2057 or the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office at (972) 932-4337.
Late Aug. 20, Kemp ISD superintendent Sam Swierc released a statement to the community and parents of children attending the school in response to the incident. It can be viewed in full on the Kemp ISD website.
In short, it states that the school district was taking the incident very seriously and responding with appropriate and ongoing action, which included meeting with all school personnel and updating its Emergency Operations Plan.
“The district has been and will continue to be vigilant and maintain a constant effort to ensure that all measures to keep our children, staff and members of our school community safe and secure,” Swierc stated. “Accountability for our students is our No. 1 priority.”