KB kidnapping suspect to get a date in court
August 24, 2006
Attempted kidnapping suspect Lucino Estrada is scheduled to be in court on Sept. 7 to face charges over an Aug. 7 encounter with several young girls in Kings Beach.
Authorities allege that Estrada, a 46-year-old Mexican citizen who is a legal resident of the United States, grabbed one girl by the arm and kissed her on the hand before trying to lure another girl into the beach restrooms.
He is charged on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious acts.
A conviction on those charges can carry sentences of anything from probation to a state prison sentence, said Placer County Deputy District Attorney Chris Cattran, depending on Estrada’s prior conviction and how serious the case is proven to be.
Cattran said he will not handle the case any differently because Estrada is a Mexican citizen.
Placer County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Ingalls said that Estrada could face deportation following the prosecution of the case.
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Surrounding law enforcement agencies have not linked Estrada to similar cases in Nevada and California, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Sept. 7 court date will be held to have preliminary discussions over a settlement in the case, said Cattran.