Friday, March 6, 2009

Edward Lee Silcox - Repeat Sex Offender - Lured child at Target's

Police arrested a registered sex offender Thursday night who allegedly tried to coerce a little girl from her mother.

Edward Lee Silcox, 33, of Nottingham, was arrested Thursday night by East Lampeter Township police and charged with criminal attempt at interference with custody of children, a third-degree felony.

The arrest stems from a Feb. 13 incident at the Target store on Lincoln Highway East, police said.

At that time, police said, a mother was shopping with her two daughters, ages 10 and 8, when Silcox allegedly made several attempts to lure the youngest daughter to him by voice commands and gestures.

Silcox, a registered sex offender, was arraigned and remanded to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Police said Silcox is also a suspect in a similar incident that occurred at Rockvale Square Outlets on the same date. Anyone with information on these or other similar incidents should contact East Lampeter Township Police at 291-4676.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"

.........Sarah Tofte

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