Trial of man accused of trying to snatch boys in Lake Elsinore nears end

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Closing arguments are set to get underway today in the trial of a 30-year-old probationer accused of attempting to abduct two young boys at a park playground in Lake Elsinore. Marcus Joseph DeWitt of Lake Elsinore is charged with kidnapping to commit rape, attempted kidnapping to commit rape and committing lewd acts on a child for the alleged offenses at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park in the 44400 block of Ardenwood Way. After a week of testimony, the two sides called their final witnesses on Thursday. DeWitt is being held on $1 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. According to Sgt. Steve Fredericks of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, DeWitt entered the park about 11:30 a.m. on March 11, 2019 and walked onto the playground, where he allegedly a
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