Winchester man arrested after reportedly luring children

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Winchester man is in jail after police say he repeatedly bought gifts for two children, and promised to adopt them, according to The Winchester Sun.

79-year-old Jack Hodgkin was arrested Thursday at the Clark Co. Library.  The children’s mother told police that Hodgkin bought the children toys and pellet guns, and even took the children out to eat without her permission.  The mother also says Hodgkin gave one of the children a key to his apartment, and says one of her children told her Hodgkin had promised to adopt them and take them to Florida.

According to The Winchester Sun, Hodgkin met the children in early September at a bicycle shop, and repeatedly made contact with them despite the children’s mother asking him not to contact them, and being reported to Winchester police.

Hodgkin is charged with felony custodial interference, which carries up to five years in prison.

 

Information from The Winchester Sun

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