GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. -- A registered sex offender is accused of trying to kidnap a child from a Georgia barbecue restaurant.

According to a press release from the Glynn County Police department, an 11-year-old child was able to run away from her almost-captor at the Sonny's BBQ located at 5328 New Jesup Highway.

The victim said that she went into the restroom and was followed in by a man who grabbed her around her mouth and throat. She was able to kick and scream and fight him off and run out of the bathroom.

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The suspect, John Schuler, 40, is from Waycross and was arrested inside the Sonny's. Schuler is a registered sex offender, convicted of child molestation in 2008. He has been charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Schuler is a convicted sex offender, he was convicted of child molestation in 2008 in Georgia.