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Keizer man sentenced to probation after trying to kidnap teens

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KEIZER, OR (KPTV) -

A man accused by two Keizer teens of following them and trying to lure them into his car has been convicted on two counts of attempted kidnapping, but sentenced only to five years' probation.

31-year-old Cody Blackman was sentenced Thursday in Marion County District Court.

Kandi Morales and Connie Lemus, the mothers of the two teens, were in court to witness the sentencing, and were not pleased with what they heard.

“I'm highly disappointed,” said Morales. “I just want our kids to be safe.”

Morales said her 16-year-old son told her Blackman followed him in his car while he was walking home from McNary High School in mid-April, then used his car to block his way.

Lemus said the same thing happened to her 15-year-old son, and that Blackman rolled down his window and told the boy to get in the car.

“The guy drove off and kept chasing him through the streets. My son was actually really scared at this point, so he actually hid behind a tree,” said Lemus.

Lemus said her son walked to the nearby Keizer Police Department to make a report.

“He's actually pretty disappointed with the court system. He feels that the court system failed in protecting him.”

A public records search indicates Blackman does not have a prior criminal record.

A request for additional information about the case against Blackman was not granted.

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