Child molestation suspect lures kids with candy

11:49 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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New Port Richey, Florida-- Pasco Sheriff's deputies are warning parents of a possible molester, who they say recently used candy to trick two child victims. 

According to reports, the man approached the nine-year-olds, one boy and one girl, around 8 p.m. in the 6000 block of 9th Avenue last Friday.

Investigators say they believe he used candy to lead the children behind a nearby vacant home, where he then made inappropriate contact with them. 

Officials have provided this description of the suspect in hopes that the public can assist with their ongoing search:

  • White male
  • Late 50's to early 70's 
  • Gray hair
  • Medium to large build 
  • Driving a maroon, four-door SUV

If you have any information, contact the Pasco Sheriff's Office crime tips line at 1-800-706-2488.

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