By: KLKN Newsroom
A Lincoln family is breathing a sigh of relief after an arrest is made in a child enticement case.
The mother and sister of the 13–year–old girl got the call from police Sunday night.
"I was ecstatic, I was really happy about that," the victim's sister said.
Twenty-four–year–old Waltrivelish Watson was arrested for felony child enticement after police say he tried to get the young girl into his car while she was walking home from an after school activity.
"That's the first time she's ever had to walk home from school, ever, and it was a beautiful day out, she chose to walk home and now she's scared to walk outside, she's having some trouble sleeping right now."
On January 13th , the girl was walking in a neighborhood near Randolph and Capitol Pkwy. when police say Watson stopped his car and started talking to her.
The girl's sister says Watson was begging her and being verbally aggressive for her to get inside the car and talk to him. She said "no" and ran to a nearby house, but police say Watson turned his car around and tried again.
"'You know you want to hang out with me, let me get your number,' that kind of stuff," the sister said. "She's 13, she's scared."
The teenager ran home and told her mother who called police.
Authorities say the girl did the right thing by giving a detailed description of the man and his grayish silver four-door car which later helped lead to his arrest.
"Police later received information that a silver Chevy Impala was seen in the area at that time," Officer Katie Flood said. "A plate number was also provided."
Police interviewed Watson on Sunday and say he admitted to talking to the girl but denies ever asking her to get in. Either way, he's now facing felony charges.