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Registered sex offender tried to entice child when she got off a school bus, cops said. Until a parent stepped in.

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Mar. 7 2022, Published 11:15 a.m. ET

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A registered sex offender tried to entice a child getting off a school bus into having sex, police in Georgia said.

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In February, a parent reported seeing 71-year-old William Howard approach her 11-year-daughter from his car when she got off the school bus, according to police in Roswell, Georgia.

The child said Howard offered to give her a ride in the neighborhood where they both lived, according to police. Howard and the child did not have a preexisting relationship.

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The mom researched the state’s sex offender registry, found Howard and contacted police.

Howard is a registered sex offender after being convicted in Florida in 2001 for lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim 12-15 years old, according to Roswell police.

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Investigators determined there were other incidents between Howard and the child, according to Roswell police.

Last week, police arrested Howard and he was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes.

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“The quick thinking and decisive action of this parent is a model for all of us, and demonstrates well the necessary partnership between our community and the police in protecting our most vulnerable population: our children”, said Police Chief James Conroy.

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office; MEGA
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