WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (KSTU) -- A man who kidnapped a teenage girl walking home from school in West Valley City in January has pleaded guilty to two charges.
Creed Cole Lujan, 44, pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping and forcible sodomy in court Tuesday afternoon. Charges of rape, aggravated robbery, sexual exploitation of a minor and obstructing justice were dismissed without prejudice. Sentencing is scheduled for July 6.
The 15-year-old girl told police that a man later identified as Lujan “showed her a large kitchen knife,” threatening to “kill her if she did not get into the car” as she walked home from Hunter High School Jan. 28. She said the man forced her to lay down on the seat and floor of the car, duct-taped her hands, feet and mouth then took her to a house and raped her. After holding her against her will for about four hours, police say he let her go.
Lujan was on parole for attempted murder and kidnapping at the time, and police said surveillance video shows the vehicle matching Creed's circling other schools in the same area.