Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sex Offender Attacks Child In Broad Daylight

Kokomo Police: Man Tried To Snatch 8-Year-Old Girl
Re-printed from a story at WISH-TV Channel 8 on December 15th 2011

Sex Offender Joshua Lacoy Buntyn Attacks 8-year-old girl in KokomoAn 18-year-old Joshua Lacoy Buntyn, a Kokomo Indiana man and registered sex offender, was arrested Tuesday after police say he tried to abduct an 8-year-old girl from the front porch of her own home.

Police were called to the home around 4:18 p.m. Tuesday after the girl ran to a neighbor’s home.

The girl told police she was on the front porch when the man — who had been walking around the neighborhood — grabbed her arm and tried to pull her from the porch. She said she was able to get away from the man before running to a neighbor’s home for help.

Kokomo Police say the girl wasn’t injured in the incident.

Officers asked the girl for a description of the man, and shortly after found someone matching the description in the 600 block of West Madison Street. The girl positively identified the man.

Police arrested 18-year-old Joshua Lacoy Buntyn, on charges of Battery, a Class D felony, and confinement, a Class C felony. Joshua Lacoy Buntyn was previously convicted of Sexual Battery in June of 2011 and made to register as a Sex Offender in Indiana. Buntyn's Facebook page declares that "Being bisexual is the best thing that ever 'happend' to me.", lists himself a fan of children's show The Powerpuff Girls and features pictures of infants.

Registered Sex Offender Joshua Lacoy Buntyn's Facebook Page
Registered Sex Offender Joshua Lacoy Buntyn's Facebook Page declares that "Being bisexual is the best thing that ever 'happend' to me", lists children's show The Powerpuff Girls as an interest and features pictures of infants.

This is a serious incident involving a registered Sex Offender. Anyone with additional information about this incident should call or contact the Kokomo police department.

References:
WISH-TV Channel 8, Kokomo Police: Man tried to snatch girl, 8, from porch
Home Facts, Joshua Lacoy Buntyn
Howard County Sheriff's Dept., Joshua Buntyn Sex Offender #1424482
Facebook, Joshua Buntyn Profile