Solana Beach kidnapping suspect faces new charges

A Fairbanks Ranch man already accused in a brazen attempt to kidnap and molest a 7-year-old girl from her Solana Beach school earlier this year pleaded not guilty Sept. 2 to 10 felony charges, including counts related to a similar incident five years ago.

Bail was doubled to $5 million for 22-year-old Jack Henry Doshay, who was indicted by a grand jury last week and faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted.

Doshay, a member of an affluent Fairbanks Ranch family, was taken back to jail following his arraignment at the Vista courthouse. The defendant had been out of custody since April on the lower bail amount.

Doshay was originally arrested April 1 in connection with the alleged kidnapping at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach nine days earlier.

Prosecutors alleged Doshay’s DNA was found on duct tape wrapped around the 7-year-old girl’s head before he allegedly tried to carry her off. Staff members heard the girl’s screams and she was able to escape.

In that incident, Doshay is charged with committing a lewd act on a child, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

The defendant is also charged with child molest counts involving a September 2010 crime, in which he allegedly lured a 5-year-old girl behind a shed after school at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School and tried to remove her pants.

The girl screamed, kicked her attacker and got away, said Deputy District Attorney Ryan Saunders.

Doshay, whose father is a minority owner of the San Diego Padres, is due back in court Dec. 14 for a readiness conference. Trial is set for Jan. 19.


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