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ENTICEMENT ATTEMPT: Moravia Child Approached

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Authorities in Appanoose County are warning residents about an attempted child enticement incident.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday afternoon around 12:50 in Moravia. They say a 12-year-old girl was walking on North Brandon Street when a black SUV pulled up and the driver asked if she needed a ride. The girl ran in between houses and did not speak with the driver. The driver left the area without further contact with the child.

Officials say the person driving the SUV was a white male about 30-years-old with dark hair and a short trimmed beard. He had a larger build and a scar on his face from the left cheek to the edge of the mouth.

If you have any information on the incident you’re asked to contact the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office at 641-437-7100.