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Lewiston police make arrest in attempted kidnapping

Nowell is charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping and unlawful sexual contact with a minor,...
Nowell is charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping and unlawful sexual contact with a minor, among other charges.(Gray tv)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 6:01 AM EST
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LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) - Lewiston Police have arrested a man who they say tried to abduct a child in the middle of the night last month.

Investigators say on Nov. 19, Kevin Nowell, 38, of Dorchester, Mass., broke into an apartment at 3 a.m. on Wood Street in Lewiston and tried, but failed, to kidnap the 7-year-old child.

The child was not injured.

Investigators say the family who lived inside the apartment did not know Nowell.

Police arrested him on Dec. 4 after obtaining a warrant earlier that day.

Nowell is charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping and unlawful sexual contact with a minor, among other charges.

On Monday, a judge ordered him held on $50,000 cash bail at the Androscoggin County Jail.

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