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Durham Police Seek Man Suspected of Molesting Child

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DURHAM — One family took a child towhat they thought was a safe place only to have the little girl becomea victim. It happened at a Durham Home Depot over the weekend. Now policeare looking for a man they say is a child molester. 

An 11-year-old girl was molested in the Home Depot on Mt. Moriah Roadin Durham on Saturday. Police say the girl went into the store with herfather, went off to shop by herself, and fell victim to a man who preyson children. 

Police don't have much to go on except a grainy image of a man enteringthe Home Depot Saturday about 4:30. Investigator Art Holland says the individualknew what he was doing. Holland believes the man was outside in the parkinglot, and watcher the girl enter the store with her father. 


Durham Police say the man approached the girl at the store. They sayhe offered to help the girl find her father, took her to the garden area,and molested her. Holland believes the best prevention is to tell kidsnot to talk to strangers. 


Police say they're looking for a white man, 5'11", 180-190 pounds, withshort black hair and a goatee and moustache in his 30's. The little girldrew a picture of a tattoo which she says is on his upper left arm. 

Officers believe the suspect will strike again. That's why they areanxious to capture him and charge him with the crime. 


Police say three months ago, a young boy was propositioned in the sameHome Depot store. The suspect in that case fits the same description asthe man in this case. Police are looking into the possibility that thecases are related. 

andKerrie Hudzinski

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