Cordell Salisbury

Cordell Salisbury (City of Annapolis Police Photo / July 7, 2014)

A 52-year-old Churchton man has been charged in the abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Annapolis, according to the city's police department.

Police said they responded at 3:09 p.m. Saturday to a call from a girl in the area of Skippers Lane and South Cherry Grove Avenue who said a man had pulled her into his car and tried to assault her. The girl said she was able to escape, and was not injured.

The girl led police to the 1100 block of Belle Drive, where the car was parked and unoccupied, police said.

Police subsequently arrested Cordell Salisbury, 52, at his home on the 100 block of Brightwater Drive early Sunday morning. Salisbury was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, second degree assault, fourth degree sex offense, attempted third degree sex offense, sexual solicitation of a minor, indecent exposure and kidnapping a child under 16.

Police said he is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center pending a hearing with the District Court Commissioner.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the incident contact Detective Charles Bealefeld at 410-268-9000 ext.7299 or cebealefeld@annapolis.gov.