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Colo. man pleads guilty in attempted kidnap of girl, 8

Johnathan Snorsky

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AURORA, Colo. - A man accused of trying to kidnap an 8-year-old girl in Aurora, Colorado last October has pleaded guilty, according to CBS Denver.

Johnathan Snorsky, 27, entered his plea in court Friday on first-degree burglary and second-degree kidnapping charges.

According to the station, police say on Oct. 28, 2013 Snorsky pulled the girl out of her bedroom window. Detectives say the girl told him she doesn't talk to strangers, and that Snorsky responded, "I know your parents."

Snorsky allegedly pulled the girl out of the home by her legs. She was able to escape once outside by pinching him and screaming, and he reportedly fled in his car.

Police arrested Snorsky the next day in an unrelated case and DNA later tied him to crime, reports the station.

The girl was able to provide a description of the suspect, which aided in his arrest, Crimesider reported.

"I think it was more of a crime of opportunity. It wasn't a plan that he had thought out, but unfortunately he committed this crime. He got caught and he's going to have to serve his time for it," said defense lawyer M. Colin Bresee, according to the station.

In court on Friday, the victim's family reportedly nodded when Snorsky entered the plea.

Dave Young, district attorney for the 17th Judicial District, said the plea spares the family from going through a trial, but he says that nonetheless this has been a traumatic time for them, the station reports.

"They've moved out of their house where they were living. Just the frustrations of coming to court and having to see him every day for what happened is very difficult for them," Young reportedly said.

Snorsky is set to be sentenced in late November. He faces 30 years in prison and a mandatory five years on parole.