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Police looking for man suspected of trying to lure 13-year-old girl

Police looking for man suspected of trying to lure 13-year-old girl
Sketch of man suspected of trying to lure a 13-year-old girl near Kent-Meridian High School.
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KENT, Wash. -- The Kent Police Department is looking for a man suspected of trying to lure a 13-year-old girl walking near Kent-Meridian High School earlier this month.

According to police, the victim was walking along Canyon Drive around 9:15 p.m. Aug. 4 when a man stopped and asked if she wanted a ride. The victim said no, and the man drove off.

A short time later, the victim noticed the man was now following her on foot, according to police. The man tried to talk to the victim, and she started running.

According to police, the man chased after the girl but was scared off when she asked a passerby to help her.

The suspect is described as being between 5-feet-8-inches and 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing 150 to 170 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes.

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