MYTH: “OUR CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS SAFE”
MYTH: Child Abduction, Attempted Luring & Missing Children Happen SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!
Below Are Some Local News Reports about Attempted Abductions in the BuxMont Area
“EAST ROCKHILL TWP., Pa. - Police say there has been another reported child luring attempt in Bucks County. This time, it was in the upper portion of the county, in East Rockhill Township. According to police, it was about
8 p.m. Tuesday when a white van pulled up near two 11-year-old boys walking near Pine Court and Campus Drive..”
“NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP—Township police are investigating a possible child luring that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in the area of Providence Court. According to police, an officer met with a resident about 5:20 p.m Tuesday who said her two children were outside playing with friends when a white man driving an older model gold vehicle stopped and asked the children to get into the car.”
“On Saturday, a nine-year-old boy said he was playing on Jane Chapman Drive when a man driving a dark SUV stopped and asked him if he wanted some candy, said investigators. The boy ran into his home and his parents called police. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Newtown Township Police Department.”
“A press release from the Centennial School District reports that an attempted child abduction allegedly took place Monday morning
near the Station at Bucks County complex on Jacksonville Road.
According to reports, a dark-skinned man, age 40 to 50 years old with a goatee and driving a light blue minivan approached a fourth grader and asked if he needed a ride to school. The nine-year-old
said no and that his bus was coming, and the man drove away.”
“A 14-year-old boy, a student at Penn Ridge High School, got away unharmed, then called police. This is the second day in a row of a report involving a white van trying to abduct children, reported Fox 29’s Sean Tobin. Penn Ridge school officials notified parents and students through text message and email alerts. Police have a vague description of the driver as a white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The white van in Thursday’s incident fitted a similar description of a van used in an attempted child luring in Sellersville Wednesday. There is no confirmation if the two events are connected. Perkasie police say the van had some distinct details. It had windows on the back, but no windows on the side.
“Police in Warwick Township are looking into the latest attempted child luring to shock parents in Bucks County. This time police say it happened as a Jamison Elementary student was waiting for the Monday morning bus at the intersection of Guinea Lane and Turkey Trot Road. The kid was asked by a man to get into a but ran to a neighbor's house instead. Warwick Police Chief Mark Goldberg said they did not get a good description of the man or vehicle involved in the luring attempt. It is the latest incident to rock several neighboring communities including Solebury, Buckingham and Warrington in recent months.”
FACT: 1 MILLION CHILDREN ARE REPORTED MISSING OR ABDUCTED ANNUALLY**
Of the children reported missing, 350,000 are taken by family members in violation of custody agreements.
There are about 50,000+ non-family-member abductions occurring each year.
The assailants are acquaintances or complete strangers to the victims.
The remaining of the approximately 1 Million missing children cases include runaways, abandoned, or lost children.
In 16% of family abductions, the child experiences severe mental harm.
8% of the children experience physical harm.
More than 65% of the children abducted by non-family members are girls.
46% of these children are sexually abused.
** United States statistical data provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
DO YOU HAVE CURRENT ID FOR EACH OF YOUR CHILDREN?
ARE YOUR CHILDREN REALLY SAFE?
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