Kidnapping Suspect Continues To Target Children

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A kidnapping suspect in the Canton area might now be targeting children in another Stark County suburb, 19/43 News reported.

Authorities said that a man matching the description of the alleged kidnapper in Canton (composite, right) has also been seen in Perry Township.

Police have told 19/43 News that the man approached two other sets of children in Perry this week, but he drove off before anything happened.

Two weeks ago, the man kidnapped a Canton girl as she was walking to school. The girl was let go a short time later.

Then, this past week in the same area as the first attempted abduction, the suspect tried to grab another girl, but she hit him with her book-bag and escaped.

Police officials said that the man is white, in his 30s, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 200 pounds and appears to have blond hair.

The suspect also was last seen with a goatee, although you don't see it in the composite.

He was last seen driving a blue-green car with old Ohio plates.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the suspect, you are encouraged to call the Canton Police Department.