According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, a male student was instrumental in breaking up an attempted kidnapping outside a high school in northern Kentucky on Monday morning.
The student prevented 18-year-old Benjamin Margitza of Las Vegas, Nevada from forcing a Conner High School young woman to leave the campus with him. Margitza informed officials that he intended to persuade the woman to have sex with him once he could get her back to his hotel.
Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office, Margitza stayed in the Boone County Detention Center on charges of an attempted abduction of a minor and criminal offense.
According to the preliminary inquiry, Margitza flew from Las Vegas on Saturday night on a mission to contact the student to Hebron, Ky., Where the high school is situated. Through a now-defunct internet app, he encountered her about four years ago.
Over the previous year, Margitza has again approached the student and has started making explicit sexual remarks while also obsessing with her by saying how he wished to marry her.
Margitza saw the pupil about 11 a.m. at the college parking lot. She grabbed her arm on Monday. He followed her as she shouted and started running.
The masculine student, who was not identified by name by the sheriff’s office, heard the altercation and intervened to stop Margitza from pursuing her.
She then contacted the school’s SRO to report what had just happened.
The SRO arrested Margitza, who was attempting to leave an Uber campus.
He informed investigators that if the male student had not stopped him, he would have followed the woman into the college.