A southeast, Iowa man found guilty of attempted enticement of a minor

((source: KYOU's James Barrickman))
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 5:08 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - A Wapello County jury found Mathew Reynolds guilty of attempted enticement of a minor.

The case dates back to October of 2018 when a young girl was riding her bike in the town of Eldon.

She claims she was approached by a man driving a car.

She told police the man identified as Reynolds pulled up to her, rolled down his window, and asked her “do you want a ride, get in.”

The girl screamed and ran to a nearby relative’s home and told them what happened.

Police later found Reynolds to ask him about the incident but he claimed he didn’t have any contact with the girl.

Police say security cameras and an eyewitness saw Reynolds’s car driving around the area where the girl was riding her bike.

The jury found Reynolds guilty earlier this month and he will be sentenced on May 27th.

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