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Sheriff: Child enticement investigation 'unfounded'

Posted at 1:24 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 12:14:56-04

UPDATE -- Deputies investigating a report of child enticement in Whitewater Township said the allegation was "unfounded."

On Wednesday, a boy reported that he was approached by a man in a green van.

The incident did not occur and was "fabricated by a scared 10 year old child," according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

No charges will be filed, and the matter is being dealt with by the child's family.


WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Deputies are investigating a reported case of child enticement involving an older male in a “rusty green colored van,” according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The man approached a 10-year-old boy at about 8:25 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of West Mill and Hill Street in Whitewater Township, authorities said.

The intersection is less than 500 feet away from Miamitown Elementary School.

The man asked the boy if he wanted a ride. When the boy declined, the man offered the boy candy. The boy again told the man no, according to authorities, and said he would call police.

The suspect drove away from the area.

Anyone with information about this incident or a similar incident should call the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 513-825-1500.