San Francisco kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A 26-year-old accused of trying to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old in San Francisco pleaded not guilty today.

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Lee Eigl's attorney says he is scared and that the seriousness of the charges he is facing is not lost on him or his family.

In March, investigators took boxes of evidence from Eigl's home after he was arrested. The alleged attempted kidnapping happened at Taraval and Forest Side Avenue. Witnesses rescued the girl when they heard her screams. Eigl is being held on no bail.

"We recognize that this was a very scary incident for this young woman and her family and so there is not going to be a request for Mr. Eigl to be released from custody at any time in the near future," said Eigl's attorney Megan Burns.

"At this point there's no additional information as to any other victims but we are working with our law enforcement partners to determine whether there's anything additional that needs to be looked into," said District Attorney's Office Spokesperson Alex Bastian.

Eigl's attorney says she is looking at all aspects of the case including what Eigl's mental state was at the time of the incident. His next court hearing is in May.
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