News Release from: Salem Police Dept.
SUSPECT CITED FOR ATTEMPTING TO TOUCH CHILDREN
Posted: May 10th, 2013 3:22 PM
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Salem Police Detectives have issued a criminal citation to a 22-year old Salem man for allegedly approaching children and attempting to touch them for sexual reasons.
Samuel H Gardiner was interviewed by detectives and issued a citation for Attempted Harassment based on reports that he approached young children and attempted to make physical contact with them. Gardiner is believed to frequent places where children are present.
The Salem Police Department wishes to remind parents and guardians to be mindful of the safety and well being of their children. Parents and guardians should monitor anyone who is in the proximity of their children and assure that children are supervised at all times. Adults should also speak with their children about staying away from strangers and seeking help from a responsible adult if approached by a stranger and immediately reporting any suspicious persons and/or activities to law enforcement.
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