Additional charged for child stealing incidents in Ellenbrook

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad are investigating a series of incidents in which a man attempted to entice children into his vehicle in the Ellenbrook area on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

Between 2:40 and 3:00pm, it will be alleged on three separate occasions, the man approached a number of children as they were walking home from school and attempted to entice them into his vehicle. The children, who are all aged under 13, did not enter the vehicle and the incidents were reported to police. A 19-year-old man was charged with three counts of Breach of Protective Bail Conditions.

As their investigation continued, Child Abuse detectives identified a fourth incident that also occurred on the same day in Ellenbrook and the 19-year-old man who is currently in prison, has been charged with:-

• Four counts of (Att) Person Forcibly/Fraudulently Takes/Entices Away/Detains a Child Under 16; and

• One count of Breach of Protective Bail Conditions.

He is due to appear before the Midland Magistrates Court today, 7 October 2022.

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