A Hollywood man is accused of promising candy to two young girls if they would go with him on a bus ride, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Damian Anthony Fletcher, 32, was charged Monday with trying to lure or entice a child under 12, a misdemeanor, but bond was increased to $150,000. He also had a previous bond revoked for violating probation for an unrelated charge of carrying a concealed weapon, jail records showed.
According to the arrest report filed in the case, Fletcher approached the 9-year-old and 11-year-old girls in the 4700 block of Southwest 18th Street in West Park, Saturday afternoon.
Fletcher said, “Come with me on the bus and we’ll go get some candy together and then I can take you places, come on,” the arrest report stated.
The girls said they didn’t know Fletcher and they were scared when he said, “I want to give you a hug. Come here and give me a hug,” detectives said.
The girls’ parents didn’t know him either.
During the booking process, sheriff’s deputies overheard Fletcher say he just wanted to have sexual contact with the girls, the report stated.