Lincoln police say a 14-year-old girl’s mother prevented her daughter's potential kidnapping Saturday.

Officer Angela Sands said the mother called police March 29 after seeing sexually explicit messages between her daughter and an unknown man on her daughter’s phone.

Sands said the 27-year-old man, whom the girl met through social media, told her he would drive from North Carolina, where he lives, to meet her and her friend.

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But police took over the online conversations and were at the meeting spot at 62nd and Vine streets on Saturday when Alexander Kingston, of Monroe, North Carolina, got there. They arrested him on suspicion of child enticement by electronic device and attempted kidnapping.

Sands said Kingston had told the girl she could come live with him.

On Tuesday, the Lancaster County Attorney's office charged him with child abuse and child enticement.

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