Kidnapping suspect Jack Doshay pleads guilty

Posted at 11:15 AM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 01:19:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man accused of trying to kidnap two young girls in two separate incidents pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in connection with the incidents.

A judge accepted Jack Doshay's guilty pleas to one count of kidnapping a child under 14 years old and one count of assault with intent to molest a person under 18 years of age. He was ordered to serve 10 years and four months in prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

"It will be 10 years, four months, you understand that?" the judge asked Doshay Thursday.

Doshay simply replied, "yes, your honor."

In March 2015, Doshay tried to grab a 7-year-old girl at Skyline School. According to authorities, Doshay walked onto the campus dressed as a baseball coach and was carrying an equipment bag when he approached the girl. He then grabbed the girl and tried to cover her mouth with duct tape to muffle her screams.

However, the girl was able to fight him off and screamed, causing Doshay to flee the scene.

The victim, who's not being named since she is a minor, told 10News she is glad to see Doshay going to prison.

"I was 7-years-old when this incident happened but now I am older, I'm confident that the judge did make the right decision on how long to put him in prison," she said. "He said I wasn't going to see my mom or dad again, and I got really scared and now I am standing here with my mom and dad and he is going to prison.

"...I will always have that memory that I got away and he messed with the wrong girl," she said. 

A suspect sketch, tips from the public and information from a family attorney led to Doshay's arrest on April 1 in connection with the Solana Beach kidnapping attempt.

Doshay was also charged with child molestation counts related to a September 2010 incident in which he allegedly lured a 5-year-old girl behind a shed after school at Solana Santa Fe Elementary in Rancho Santa Fe and tried to remove her pants. The girl screamed, kicked her attacker and got away, prosecutors said.

One of the victims was in court during Doshay's hearing to face him.