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O.C. man charged with kidnapping toddler during carjacking

James Corr
A Mission Viejo man has been charged with kidnapping a 2-year-old boy who was strapped in a child's seat during a carjacking, authorities said Tuesday.

James Christopher Corr, 34, is charged with felonies including carjacking, child abuse and aggravated assault in connection with the Saturday crime, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Corr is charged getting into an SUV parked in a garage in Aliso Viejo while the boy's pregnant mother had gone inside her home. The mother returned and began screaming at Corr while the boy was crying, the district attorney's office said.

Corr allegedly ran over the mother's foot as he drove away, smashing into a neighbor's garage and fleeing with the child. Corr  abandoned the car and child and ran off before being apprehended by an Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy, the district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors said Corr is an ex-convict who was sentenced to prison in Nevada for fleeing the scene of an accident in 2007.

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Photo: James Corr. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

 
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