Sex offender suspected of kidnapping child from Seattle park

Sex offender suspected of kidnapping child from Seattle park
Jesse Brisbin

SEATTLE -- A Level 3 sex offender kidnapped a 6-year-old girl from a Seattle park Thursday evening only to be chased down by the victim's father and his friends, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the victim was playing with her siblings at Benefit Park in Beacon Hill around 7 p.m. when 30-year-old Jesse Brisbin asked her to leave with him. She refused, and he reportedly grabbed her hand and dragged her away from the park.

The victim was able to get away from Brisbin and run for safety. Meanwhile, the victim's father and two of his friends chased the fleeing Brisbin to the 9300 block of Carkeek Drive South.

When officers arrived, they found the victim's father and his friends beating Brisbin, who was on the ground, according to police. Brisbin had reportedly attacked one of the friends after they confronted him, starting the fight.

Brisbin, who also goes by the name "Infamous," was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of kidnapping.

He was convicted in 2009 in Washington for indecent exposure and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Ten years earlier, he was convicted of kidnapping, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child in new Jersey.

According to Department of Corrections records, Brisbin lives less than half a mile from Benefit Park.

Ed. Note: While the Seattle Police Department originally reported Brisbin was currently on home detention under the Washington State Department of Corrections, the DOC states that is not the case.