Suspect arrested in attempted Albany child luring

Posted at: 03/03/2014 2:01 PM
Updated at: 03/03/2014 6:31 PM
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY – Police say they have the man who tried to lure an 11-year-old girl as she walked to school last week.

Darryl Fraser, 30, now faces charges for stalking and child endangerment.

As NewsChannel 13 reported on Friday, the victim told police she was approached by a man in his driveway. As she walked away, the girl says the suspect got in his car and followed her.

Fraser is now in the Albany County Jail.

Meantime, Albany Police continue to investigate a similar incident involving a 12-year-old girl in North Albany and two suspects. They are described as black males, 30 to 40 years old, with dreadlocks and beards.

Police do not believe the two incidents are related.

The Albany Police Department also sent NewsChannel 13 the following tips for kids:

NEVER WALK ALONE – Walk with an adult family member, an older student or with a group of students.

DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS – If approached by a stranger RUN immediately to the nearest store or crossing guard and tell an adult about it.

COME TO SCHOOL ON TIME – Sometimes being late is unavoidable. Parents and guardians, on those occasions please escort your children into the school building and be certain of their safe arrival.

WALK AGAINST TRAFFIC SO YOU CANNOT BE FOLLOWED – It takes time for a driver to turn around and it will give you a head start.

TELL SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY – If you have had something happen to you, have had an experience that made you feel uncomfortable or scared, or if you have information, tell school officials or your parents immediately.