An Omaha man awaiting trial on two counts of child enticement was arrested Monday on suspicion of committing the same offense following an incident near 156th and Pacific Streets.
The 28-year-old man is alleged to have coaxed a boy to approach his vehicle about 2:10 p.m. near Cottonwood Elementary School. The juvenile told police that he ran home after the man exposed his genitals.
The boy's father was able to follow the man's car, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Detectives with the child victim/sexual assault unit recognized similarities to previous incidents involving the vehicle.
Investigators went to the man's home and arrested him on suspicion of child enticement, lewd conduct and debauching a minor. Detectives are continuing to investigate the man's activities, the spokesman said.
An affidavit filed in Douglas County Court alleges the same man parked a vehicle near 84th and Decatur Streets on March 30 and coaxed two 7-year-old girls to come to his car window. The girls said the man complimented them and asked if they wanted to go for a ride.
He also asked to take pictures of them and did so as the girls walked away.
Child enticement is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.
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