National attention on local serial predator

Posted at 7:17 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 19:17:26-04

The FBI has received dozens of phone calls and leads in connection with a man they call a serial predator. The pictures and video of the man recently got national attention. "We've received dozens of phone calls," said Special Agent Vicki Anderson. 

But so far, those leads have not led to the man FBI agents believe tried to abduct a 10-year-old Elyria girl from her bedroom in February. In May, police said the same man abducted a 6-year-old girl from her West 104th Street home and held her hostage in a bedroom before dropping her off in a neighborhood not far from where she was snatched. 

"We're not going to say what he did to the 6-year-old but its things parents don't even want to think about," said Anderson. 

FBI agents said the man was driving a 2002 or 2003 Chevy Malibu with a different color front fender back in May. 

Agents are concerned the man could strike again. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 216-622-6842.

Reward money is available in this case.