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Teen charged with enticing child

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Gary Dennis Sheppard (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office) Gary Dennis Sheppard (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office)

A 17 year old has been charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Dennis Gary Sheppard, 17, was arrested Monday afternoon at the entrance to Point Peter Landing, according to the Camden County Sheriff's Office.

He faces more charges including criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the sheriff's office into allegations of a man acting strangely and trying to entice children in the Point Peter area.

Investigators said they believe Sheppard was potentially fixated on a particular victim and arranged his life to have as much time near the victim as possible, according to CCSO.

"I believe the quick action by our deputies and the extraordinarily valuable help from the community saved this young boy from a very traumatic, life altering and potentially life threatening event. Thankfully the victim is safe with his family," said Sheriff Jim Proctor in a statement.

The St. Marys Police Dept. assisted in the arrest.

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