Elderly St. Louis Co. man charged with trying to lure girl, mother into car

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 6:10 PM

(KMOV) -- An elderly man faces charges after police say he attempting to lure a 12-year-old girl and her mother into his car on separate occasions.

Laurence Rhodes, 80, was charged Monday with one count of misdemeanor harassment and one count of felony harassment. His bail was set at $50,000.

According to court documents, Rhodes in February offered the girl candy and asked her to get into his car. She yelled, ran away and told her mother, who saw the vehicle as it was pulling away.

Police say Rhodes came back to the same place on March 13 and asked the girl’s mother if she wanted a ride. After she refused, Rhodes leaned forward and told her to get into the vehicle.

Authorities say Rhodes returned several days later and told the mother again to take a ride. She called police and Rhodes was arrested.

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