Union County authorities investigate possible child enticement cases


June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Another possible child enticement case is under investigation in southwest Iowa’s Union County. Sheriff Rick Piel says the latest incident occurred yesterday (Monday) in the town of Lorimor. “There were a couple of kids (who) reported a white van…and as they walked by, the person supposedly asked if they would like to buy a puppy or see a puppy,” Piel said. The children refused and reported the matter to their parents who called police. A similar incident was reported in the nearby town of Afton last week.

In that case, Piel said a 10-year-old boy reported a man in white van stopped and asked the child to get in and help him look for a puppy. Piel said no one has been charged in the case, but deputies have a potential suspect. “We’ve located the van and we’ve talked to the driver, but he denies everything,” Piel said. Both cases remain under investigation.

(Radio Iowa)