A 40-year-old man entered a no contest plea on Monday in the attempted kidnapping and rape of a teen girl in Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Guillermo Lomeli Ceniceros, of Kern County, was accused of trying to abduct the 13-year-old victim as she was seated on a bus bench near Sierra Highway and Jakes Way on Nov. 12, 2014, a news release from the DA’s office stated.
A good Samaritan driving by witnessed the incident and yelled at the suspect to stop, according to Deputy DA Julia Kramer. The teen was subsequently able to get away.
In court on Monday, Ceniceros pleaded no contest to one count of attempted kidnapping to commit rape, the prosecutor said.
Ceniceros was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison, according to the release. He was also ordered to register as a lifetime sex offender.
The Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.