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Police: 'Person of interest' in girl's abduction in jail - abc27 WHTM

Police: 'Person of interest' in girl's abduction in jail

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Harold Herr (Pa. Megan's Law) Harold Herr (Pa. Megan's Law)
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

A 'person of interest' in the abduction of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from her yard in Lancaster County last week is currently in custody, according to police.

Manheim Township police said Monday that their person of interest in the case was being held at the Lancaster County Prison on a Megan's Law violation.

abc27 News has confirmed that police arrested 73-year-old Harold L. Herr, of Conestoga Township, on Friday.

He has been jailed on $200,000 cash bail, according to court documents.

Herr has not been charged in the abduction. He was jailed on a second-degree felony count of failing to verify his address with police.

According to the Pennsylvania Megan's Law website, Herr was registered as a sex offender due to a 1990 rape conviction. Court documents in that case allege Herr used ice cream to lure a young child into his car.

Investigators have said the girl was abducted by a man offering to take her for ice cream as she played in her Lancaster Township yard Thursday afternoon.

Two hours later, two teenage boys spotted the girl inside a car and followed on their bicycles until the driver eventually stopped and let out the girl before driving off, police said.

Police planned a news conference Tuesday to announce additional information.

 

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