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Suspect sought for luring child at campground

LAKE WENATCHEE - A 7-year-old girl listened to her instincts for danger Sunday afternoon and rode her bicycle away from a man who was trying to get her to his car at the Nason Creek Campground.

The girl was not harmed, said Sgt. Bruce Long with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. A man approached the girl about 1 p.m. as she was riding her bike around the campground.

“He asked if she would help him get his little daughter out of the car,” Long said. “She got close enough to see into the car and saw that nobody else was inside and she jumped on her bike and left.”

The girl, whose hometown was not available, described the man’s car as a red four-door. She described him as having an accent that was possibly Russian, Long said. He was about 40 years old, standing 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was wearing a white or gray work shirt. The shirt and his pants had oil spots on them.

The incident happened abut 1 p.m.


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