Police: Man arrested after trying to lure children into woods

Franklin McAlister was arrested on Dec. 16 in connection with an attempt to lure children. (WDTN Photo)
Franklin McAlister was arrested on Dec. 16 in connection with an attempt to lure children. (WDTN Photo)

OXFORD, Ohio (WDTN) – Oxford Police arrested one man after they received reports of a suspicious man approaching middle school children.

On December 16, 2015, around 3:30 p.m., the Oxford Division of Police received information about a suspicious adult male approaching middle school aged children during their walk home from school.

According to the four juvenile male victims, the man attempted to lure them into a wooded area in the 1100 block of South Locust St.

The juveniles never followed the man into the woods but ran from the area and told adults about the incident.

A report was filed with OPD and police say after an investigation they arrested 46-year-old Franklin T. McAllister.

McAllister was arrested and charged with four counts of Criminal Child Enticement, which is a misdemeanor of the first degree.  McAllister was then taken to the Butler County Jail.

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