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Child Enticement
Monday, May 06, 2013

Press Release: 1305-029

Friday, May 3, 2013, 3:00 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

On 04/27/2013, at approximately 7:30 am, a child luring incident occurred at the school bus stop located at the intersection of Orchard Park Trail and Pine Manor Drive.

The victim, a 12 year old female, stated she arrived to her bus stop unusually early that day and was the only person at the bus stop at the time of the incident.  The victim advised that a white van pulled up to her location and a Hispanic male exited the back door of the van asking the victim if she needed a ride to school. 

The victim told the male “no” but he continued to advance toward her, this time asking her if she would like to see the puppies in the back of the van.  The victim told the suspect “no” and began running from the area.  The victim stated she ran until she met a friend from school, at which time she advised her friend of the situation and they walked slowly back to the bus stop together.  Upon approaching the bus stop, the victim saw the van as it sped away from the area. 

The victim and her friend reported the incident to an adult the following day, who in turn reported it to District 20 Security.  District 20 Security advised the adult to make a police report at which time CSPD was notified (05/01/2013). 

Suspect Description: H/M,  late 20’s to early 30’s with dark brown hair in a “buzz cut”.  He was 5’7” to 5’8” tall and wearing a gray hoodie that was torn up, ripped blue jeans and black “skate” shoes.  The victim stated the suspect looked like he hadn’t shaved that morning and had a diagonal scar under his right eye that went up toward his temple.  The victim described the driver of the van as a Hispanic male wearing a large silver ring on his right hand.   

Vehicle Information:full size white van with chipping paint.  The victim stated the van did not have windows on the sides; however, it had two windowed doors on the rear.  The victim stated that the right rear window had a decal on it which she described as a “large anchor” or “medieval spear”.  

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.

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