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Attempted Child Abduction Reported in Paxton

Ford County Crimestoppers welcomes any information concerning reports of an attempted child abduction in Paxton.  It happened over the weekend, according Paxton Police.

The incident occurred at 2:45 pm Sunday near Washington and Prospect streets, near Glen Cemetery on the city’s southeast side.

Police reports stated a young girl on her way home from the city swimming pool was told to get into the car by a man driving what was described as ‘an older model, rough-looking darker, possibly a blue 4-door.  The driver was described as an older white man with gray hair and a long gray beard who was wearing a gray Bud Light T-shirt. The vehicle was last seen headed west on Summer Street.

The girl ran away.  The child's mother called police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Ford County Crimestoppers at 217-784-4173 or Paxton police at 217-379-4315.

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