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Bothell man faces kidnapping charges

The Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office has formally charged a Bothell man, Dean Richard Kinsman, with two felony counts of kidnapping in the second degree in connection with an incident that allegedly took place in the city May 11.

According to the prosecutor's office, no court date has been set, but Kinsman, 48, eventually will answer to the charges in Snohomish County Superior Court.

According to Rebecca Hover, public information officer for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Kinsman first allegedly approached a 9-year-old boy offering to buy him a bike if he got in his truck. Hover said the boy did get into the vehicle and, according to the arresting deputy's report released by the prosecutor, Kinsman drove the boy to a Fred Meyer at 21045 Bothell-Everett Highway and purchased the boy a bike.

The deputy then states Kinsman drove the boy to an address on 11th Drive Southeast in unincorporated Bothell, where he dropped him off.

The report does not contain any information on any physical harm to the boy. The deputy does state the boy's parents did not know Kinsman and he did not have their permission to take the youth.

Again according to the deputy's report, after dropping off the boy, Kinsman then lured a young girl, 4, into his truck. Hover said the suspect offered to buy the child shoes. The deputy's report states the girl's brothers saw her get into the truck and chased after it. They reportedly followed the truck to the driveway of Kinsman's residence, where they pulled the girl from the truck.

Again, the deputy report does not mention any physical harm to the girl, but states her parents did not know Kinsman and he did not have their permission to the take her. The official report goes on to say the girl's father confronted Kinsman while her mother called police. Kinsman was arrested outside his home.

Hover did not release any further information on Kinsman, but did state he is not a registered sex offender.

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