A man convicted of second-degree kidnapping in Broomfield, after pushing a 12-year-old girl into a truck as she walked home from school, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Shane Hammond, 29, was sentenced on Friday after being convicted by a jury in April, according to the Broomfield District Attorney’s Office.

On August 19, 2019, the girl was walking home from Westlake Middle School when Hammond pushed her inside a truck, according to a news release. Hammond tried to drive off but the victim escaped and ran home.

In March of 2020, Hammond was arrested as a suspect in the case, which included video surveillance of the incident as evidence.

“This case represents every child and parent’s worst nightmare,” District Attorney Brian Mason said in a news release at the time of Hammond’s conviction. “The defendant’s actions were unconscionable and despicable. His actions cannot diminish the bravery of this 12-year-old girl, however. She is an inspiration to our entire community.”

Hammond was ordered to serve three years of parole after his prison term.

 

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