Suspected child predators sought by police

(Newswatch Group/File)

PRESCOTT – A parent’s worst nightmare happened Wednesday as provincial police are searching for two suspected child predators in Prescott.

The perpetrators tried to lure two young girls into a van, said police.

It happened just after 5 p.m. outside at store at 109 Churchill Road when a man offered to buy the 8 and 12-year-old girls balloons if they got in his van.

The girls refused and the man told them “he would find them at another time,” said police.

The suspect then followed the girls, stopped, and the man opened the passenger door, in an attempt to lure them in. A woman was driving the burgundy Montana-type van.

The man is described as 50-70 years old, roughly 5-foot-10 inches tall, with a medium build, a long, scraggly mustache and short, white or grey hair.

He was wearing jeans and a purple t-shirt with a ‘Bowling for Kids’ logo in white letters.

The woman is also described as 50-70 years old, with a heavy build and her hair was in a pony tail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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