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Man Gets 5 Years In Prison for Trying to Grab Young Girl
Phoenix Man Attempts to Grab Teen Girl
A man from Phoenix was sentenced to five years in prison and lifetime probation today. Last year he was accused of trying to grab a fourteen year old girl as well as following her with a baseball bat.
In May, Thirty-Eight year old, Tommy Andrade pleaded guilty to the charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation as well as an attempt to commit aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.
Man Tries to Attack a Young Girl
Back in October, 2013 the fourteen year old girl had told the authorities that she had seen Tommy Andrade on a park bench and also had a baseball bat with him. She told the police that the man had made an attempt to grab her by her hand. She pulled away and he started to chase her with the baseball bat. She was afraid that the man had wanted to hit her.
The record shows that the fourteen year old girl had flagged down a driver that luckily let her get into their car and she was able to escape.
Tommy Andrade has had a few run in’s with the police, he had been convicted of some previous felonies. Judge Robert Miles of the Maricopa County Superior Court, stressed that Mr. Andrade should remain under supervision after his release due to the fact that one of the charges was repetitive.
Judge Miles stated that due to the prior convictions, combined with the emotional harm and threat of physical injury to the victim, earned him a lifetime of probation as well as him having to file as a register as a sex offender.