Crime

Suspect charged with luring a child after school bus stop incident

State College police have released information about a man who reportedly approached an 11-year-old girl on her way to her school bus stop in March.

Bradley Freeman, 20, of Port Matilda, faces the second-degree felony charge of luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure, police said.

He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Carmine Prestia and released on $75,000 unsecured bail, police said.

Freeman approached the girl at about 7:20 a.m. March 24, according to the affidavit. He asked the girl if she wanted a ride and drove away when she said no.

The girl gave a description of Freeman and of his car, police said.

Freeman admitted to offering the girl a ride, saying he was “trying to be a good Samaritan,” the affidavit said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 22.

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