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Child predator wanted in Ohio may be in WNY

FBI Cleveland

Thehttps://youtu.be/5MxXylkNXDc"> FBI in Cleveland, OH is asking for help from Western New York to apprehend an unknown child predator who may be in Western New York. He is suspected of abducting a 6-year-old from inside her Cleveland home in May and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old in February.

Authorities say on May 21 at about 3:30 a.m., the suspect entered a home, with adults sleeping, and took the 6-year-old for 17 hours. He dropped her off approximately two miles from her home, not unharmed.

Forensic evidence has linked this same man to an unsolved attempted abduction from February of a 10-year-old in Elyria, OH. The FBI says the suspect reached through the 10-year-old’s unlocked bedroom window and grabbed her leg. The 10-year-old was able to wiggle away from him and get to her father.

The FBI says the 6-year-old told authorities that she rode in the front floorboard of his car for a long time to and from the residence he took her to. While at the residence, a man and woman arrived, cooked chicken for the suspect and left while the victim hid.

Law enforcement believe these two people did not know the child was being held. However, they may have seen the suspect's car parked in the driveway. The the vehicle is a 2002-2003 Chevy Malibu with a mismatched-colored front driver's-side fender.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the owner of this vehicle is asked to contact authorities at (216) 622-6842. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.