Shocking moment girl, 11, fights off knife-wielding sex offender, 30, who tried to snatch her at Florida bus stop

AN 11 year old girl fought off a knife-wiefling sex offender who tried to kidnap her at her bus stop.

The young girl was waiting for her bus when the man approached in West Pensacola, Florida this morning.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office

The young girl was waiting for her bus when the man approached in West Pensacola, Florida this morning.[/caption]

Escambia County Sheriff's Office

He emerged from a white van, attempted to grab the child who resisted, then reentered his van and fled the scene, surveillance footage shows.[/caption]

The 30 year old sex offender has been identified as Jared Paul Stanga and was weilding a knife according to police

He emerged from a white van, attempted to grab the child who resisted, then reentered his van and fled the scene, surveillance footage shows.

The officers involved spoke at a press conference that same day about the incident.

“She fought and she fought and she fought, until finally she was able to break free from her would-be captor,” said Sheriff Chip Simmons.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office

Stanga was arrested eight hours later by Escambia County Sheriffs.[/caption]

Stanga was arrested eight hours later by Escambia County Sheriffs.

He had painted his van in an attempt to evade the authorities but he still had blue slime on his clothing from the toy the child had been playing with.

He has been charged attempted kidnapping of a child under 13, aggravated assault and battery.

According to sheriffs, his criminal history includes child sex abuse.

Reportedly, Stanga had approached the young girl two weeks ago and made her feel uncomfortable.

“He will never be free to do this again. Our concern was this wasn’t his first try,” Simmons continued.

“My message to her is that is my hero, she did not give up.”

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