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Suspect In Botched OC Abduction Sentenced To 38 Days In Jail

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Authorities say Saif Mohamed Moussa, 29, "wanted to marry" a 17-year-old girl he allegedly tried to abduct from an Aliso Viejo store. (courtesy OCSD)

Authorities say Saif Mohamed Moussa, 29, “wanted to marry” a 17-year-old girl he allegedly tried to abduct from an Aliso Viejo store. (courtesy OCSD)

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A 29-year-old Orange County man who tried to abduct a 17-year-old girl out of an Aliso Viejo bookstore last month has been sentenced to 38 days in jail.

Saif Mohamed Moussa was arrested on May 18 after the incident in a Barnes & Noble store at 26751 Aliso Creek Road.

Moussa pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor child annoyance and immediately received the sentence. He was also placed on three years of formal probation.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino told KNX 1070′s Mike Landa after the arrest Moussa had wrapped his victim in a bear hug and started walking her to the front door while she was shopping at the store and “intended to marry her”.

Before Moussa was able to exit the store with the girl, she broke free and located her father – an off-duty Orange County Sheriff’s deputy – at another location inside the store, said Amormino.

The deputy restrained the suspect until other deputies arrived and took Moussa into custody, Amormino said.

A felony charge of attempted false imprisonment was dismissed under after Moussa reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

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