San Diego Man Accused of Abducting 14 Year-Old Baxter Girl
Officials say a man accused of abducting a 14-year-old Baxter girl had visited two Newton schools. David Lavera of San Diego, California is charged with enticing a minor, carrying weapons and a failure to have a valid driver's license. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says it received a report of a kidnapping shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A caller identified as a relative of the girl told police that a man took her after saying he was an actor in the ``Twilight'' series. The girl's friends and relatives spotted the vehicle in Baxter and told the driver to stop. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says a student had asked a teacher to let Lavera speak in the school district, and he visited two schools.