Whataburger employee saved 13-year-old girl from sex offenders
The quick action of a Whataburger employee likely saved a 13-year-old from being sexually exploited by a 79-year-old man.
Just before 12:00 p.m. Monday, a Whataburger worker noticed a young girl eating with an older man at a fast food restaurant in Texarkana, Texas. The Whataburger employee called 911 because “something wasn’t right about the situation,” police said.
The Texarkana Police Department investigated the elderly man and determined that the man may have been about to commit child sex crimes.
“As we began to figure out what was going on, it became increasingly apparent that her instincts were spot on,” the Texarkana Police Department said in a opinion. “It turned out that the two barely knew each other.”
Police said: “However, the 13-year-old girl told us that Michael Clark, 79, had offered her money for sexual favors that day and had inappropriately touched her in a previous encounter a few weeks earlier.”
Police claimed Clark picked up the girl earlier that day as she was walking down the street in Texarkana.
Police arrested Clark and the next day he was charged with indecency with a child and soliciting prostitution with a person under the age of 18 KETK. Clark is being held in Bi-State Jail, where his bail has been set at $225,000.
In 2021, according to a. in Texas 7,566 victims of child sexual abuse report by the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and Families of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
As of April 2022, Texas had the highest number of registered sex offenders, according to a research organization Safe Home.
Texas had 99,160 registered sex offenders, followed by California with 59,886 and New York with 42,611.
Last month, a 14-year-old girl was rescued from a sex trafficking operation at a Walmart in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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