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Girl approached at school bus stop

Scott Seitz • Mar 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Huron County sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident involving an unknown male approaching an 11-year-old girl at a school bus stop Tuesday.

"We had a call from an 11-year-old girl's mother who said her daughter was waiting for the school bus Tuesday at the end of the driveway and it was dark outside," Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said.

"The girl told her mother that a male came from behind the house and got to within 6 feet of the girl," Patrick said.

"The girl says, 'Get away from me,'" Patrick said.

"The man then says, 'Come this way, walk away with me," Patrick said.

The girl again said, "Get away from me."

"Fine, be that way," the male allegedly said.

"The school bus then pulls up and the girl gets on the bus, but doesn't tell anyone until she tells her parents when she gets home," Patrick said. "We then received a call from the girl's mother Wednesday."

"To the best of our knowledge, there is no vehicle involved," he said. "The subject was reportedly headed north on Ohio 60 on foot in Clarksfield Township."

The man has been described as 5-foot-5, with an unknown build. He is a white male with 3 to 4 inches of beard growth which is light in color. He was wearing a dark stocking cap and a dark sweatshirt.

"We had another report that the 11-year-old's younger sister saw this same man in their backyard on Sunday, but we never received a call about that until this came to light," Patrick said.

Patrick said the sheriff's office is investigating the incident and will have extra patrols in the area.

"Children's safety and protection is our utmost priority," he said.

Anyone with any information can call the HCSO at (419) 663-2828.

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