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Pedophile Suspect Lured, Beaten By Victim's Family


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) A 25-year-old man who allegedly solicited a 14-year-old girl for sex is under arrest after the girl's family got involved and took the law into their own hands, according to authorities.

The Sacramento Police Department says that Christopher Guzman went to Garcia Bend Park on Monday night, believing that he was meeting up with a 14-year-old girl he had met on a social networking website.

"This would've been the first physical contact between the suspect and the victim," said Sacramento Police Department Sgt. Norm Leong.

As Guzman waited in his car, police say five or six of the girl's family members walked up and began attacking him and his vehicle. Guzman tried to drive away, but the family members chased him, forced him out of his car and held him for police, who arrested Guzman but did not detain the relatives.

"(Guzman) was bloody from that," Sgt. Leong said. "We'll review it and see if what they did was reasonable given the circumstances in that they were trying to detain him."

Police said that Guzman was planning to videotape the young girl in a sex act.

Story Contributed by CBS13 Sacramento Reporter David Begnaud

David Begnaud's work for CBS13 Sacramento was featured nationally when he spent more than twenty-five days covering the disappearance and murder of eight year old Sandra Cantu. David's investigative work aired on The Early Show, CNN, and Dr. Phil.
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