Cops: Inverness man tried to kidnap girl, 15, for sexual encounter

Citrus County Sheriff's Office

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A 27-year-old Inverness man is facing kidnapping charges after an encounter with a 15-year-old girl, according to Citrus deputies.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Horton on Friday evening after he allegedly grabbed a 15-year-old girl whom he intended to have sex with.

Detectives say the girl was able to break free of his grasp and ran to a friend’s house for safety.

After an investigation, Horton was arrested and charged with lewd/lascivious conduct, kidnapping with the intent to commit a felony and attempt to commit an offense prohibited by law.

He’s being held at the Citrus County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Horton, who has a prior arrest for exposure, served two stints in state prison for convictions for weapons offenses.

No further details have been released.

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