LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A child predator wanted in Cleveland, Ohio may have ties to Kentucky, according the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Federal investigators are looking for the man who abducted a 6-year-old girl from inside her home on May 21. The man entered the child's home while her parents were sleeping and took her for 17 hours. The FBI said the girl was harmed, but they are not releasing details about what happened to her.
The girl told police she rode in the suspect's car for a long time to and from his home. She said a man and a woman went to the suspect's house and cooked chicken for him. The man told the girl to hide and keep quiet while the others were there. The girl was later dropped off about two miles from her home.
Forensic evidence has linked the suspect to an attempted abduction in Elyria, Ohio in February. The suspect reached into a 10-year-old's bedroom window and grabbed her leg. That girl was able to wiggle away from the man get to her father.
The suspect is believed to drive a 2002 or 2003 Chevy Malibu with a mismatched-colored front driver's side fender.
The FBI believes someone in each of the families interacted with the man in social media, so they are expanding their search outside of the Cleveland area. They have not specified what ties they think the man has to Kentucky.
Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect should call 212-622-6842.