Alfred Patterson, 20, of Raymond, approached a 13-year-old girl near Boston’s Faneuil Hall just before 5 p.m., the Boston Police Department revealed in a news release.
(BPDnews.com) – At about 4:41 PM on Sunday September 9, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 responded to a call for an attempted kidnapping in the area of North Street and Congress Street near Faneuil Hall in Downtown Boston. While on approach to the call, the officers were informed that a male suspect, later identified as Alfred Patterson, 20, of Raymond, New Hampshire, had approached a 13-year-old girl and offered her parents cash to ‘buy’ their daughter. The suspect then grabbed the young girl by her arm and attempted to drag her away. The child’s father intervened and the suspect fled on foot. Officers quickly located the suspect in the area of 260 Washington Street and placed him in custody without incident after he was positively identified by the victim and her parents. During the booking process, the suspect initially provided officers with the name Max Roads Patterson and an accompanying social security number but officers were later informed by the Boston Police Identification Unit that the true identity of the suspect was Alfred Patterson. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Enticement of a Child Under 16, Attempted Kidnapping of a Child and Providing a False Name to Law Enforcement.