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Sonoma County Jury Convicts Timothy Allbritton For Kidnapping Girl In Eight Minutes

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A Sonoma County jury took eight minutes to convict a former Rohnert Park man on Tuesday of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl at his apartment in August, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said. Timothy Allbritton, 49, faces 11 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 26, Ravitch said. The Rohnert Park girl was selling pinecones door-to-door at her apartment complex on Aug. 9 to earn pocket money, Ravitch said. When she knocked on Allbritton’s door and asked if he wanted to buy some pinecones, he grabbed the box of pinecones and pulled the girl into the apartment, Ravitch said.

The girl immediately screamed and tried to wedge her foot in the doorframe but Allbritton, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 287 pounds, overcame the girl’s strength, Ravitch said. The girl managed to escape and run home after Allbritton carried her eight feet into the apartment, Ravitch said. She was not physically injured, Ravitch said. Allbritton told a Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety officer he thought the girl was about to faint and he brought her into the apartment to make her feel better, Ravitch said. Allbritton also told Officer Casey Thompson he “has that effect” on females and discussed his attraction to the girl, Ravitch said. The girl testified at Allbritton’s trial Tuesday and the jury reached a verdict in eight minutes. He was convicted of kidnapping a girl under age 14, Ravitch said.

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