Fairbanks Ranch man pleads not guilty in attempted child abduction at Solana Beach school

Jack Henry Doshay
( / Courtesy of San Diego County Sheriff’s Department)

A man who allegedly made a brazen and violent attempt to abduct a 7-year-old girl at her Solana Beach school last month pleaded not guilty April 3 to felony charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and child cruelty.

Jack Henry Doshay, 22, of Fairbanks Ranch, was ordered held without bail pending a bail review on April 9.

Doshay faces 11 years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Ryan Saunders.

The defendant was taken into custody at a Laguna Niguel home about 7:30 p.m. April 1, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s officials.

On the afternoon of March 23, Doshay allegedly grabbed the girl at Skyline Elementary School, clapped a hand over her mouth, tried to put packing tape onto her face and ordered her to get into his silver-and-black SUV. When she struggled and fought back, the would-be abductor let her go, returned to his vehicle and drove off, authorities said.

Detectives followed up on about 150 tips in the case before tracking down the suspect with information provided by his attorney, Paul Pfingst. An arrest warrant was issued before Doshay was taken into custody.

A readiness conference was set for May 6 and a preliminary hearing for May 28.