Paulding Co. deputies escort school buses after attempted child abduction

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Deputies escorted buses early Thursday morning in Paulding County, just 12 hours after the manhunt for a man wanted for a reported attempted child abduction began.

It happened in the cul-de-sac along Ivy Springs Drive near Kessle Lane in the New Hope Community subdivision, sometime after 4 p.m. Investigators said a 10-year-old girl reported a man touched her on the shoulder. She was able to run away without further contact. 

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The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office described the man as being white with shaggy red hair and red facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, red shorts, and black and white Nike shoes. Deputies said he may have had a black rag in his hand.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

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