Mugshot of Eric Morton, 62. (Credit: Hendry County Sheriff's Office)
Mugshot of Eric Morton, 62. (Credit: Hendry County Sheriff's Office)

Clewiston man arrested for trying to lure 10-year-old at a bus stop

A Clewiston man was arrested after attempting to lure a child into his truck on Monday when the kid got off at a school bus stop.

The suspect, Eric Morton, 62, faces charges of Luring or Enticing a Child Under the age of 12 years of age.

When the 10-year-old left the school bus at his or her stop, the child began a walk home when a white pickup truck drove nearby. According to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release, Morton asked the child to get into his truck. That is when the victim ran home. The victim later told detectives, “I thought I was going to die.”

After several interviews and locating the vehicle, HCSO detectives arrested Morton on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. The press release states the suspect was released Wednesday on a $5,000 bond.

Writer:Michael Mora
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