Tuesday 22 August 2017

Watch: Moment child sex offender tries to stab prosecutor in court after being convicted of abusing girl (10)

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Independent Newsdesk

This is the terrifying moment a convicted sex offender tried to attack a Michigan prosecutor in a courtroom.

Joshua Harding (35) was on trial last month for abusing a young girl in a cemetery.

Harding attempts to stab Michigan prosecutor Jonathan Roth
Harding attempts to stab Michigan prosecutor Jonathan Roth

Just before the jury was about to read out its verdict, Harding lunged at Michigan prosecutor Jonathan Roth with a piece of metal and attempted to stab him in the head.

The attack happened seconds before the jury were to read out the verdict in the case.

Video obtained by the Lansing State Journal shows the prosecutor getting out of the way at the last second while a police detective tackles Harding. 

Harding has now been charged with terrorism and attempted murder.

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