Fond du Lac police ID person of interest after 11-year-old girl approached while walking home

FOND DU LAC -- Fond du Lac police say they have identified a person of interest in a case involving a man who approached an 11-year-old girl who was walking home from school.

The incident happened on January 13th near 15th and S. Main Street.

Police say a female student from Theisen Middle School reported to her mother that while she was walking home from school, she was approached by a man who began walking with her and talking with her.

The man made some comments that the girl was cute and asked her name. The man then put his arm on her shoulder, directing her to walk on 15th Street. The girl told the man she could not go that way and walked away to go towards her home.


Police say they have ruled out any involvement in this incident by a man seen on video surveillance leaving a nearby Kwik Trip gas station who matched the description given by the girl.

Police say they were notified by the man seen in the surveillance photos -- and after talking with that man and corroborating other information, police have ruled out this man. They say he had no involvement in the incident.

Based on tips received by police, officers were able to identify the actual person of interest in this case. Police say he is a 50-year-old Fond du Lac man, who has admitted to investigators that he did speak with the 11-year-old girl on January 13th.

The man denied making any type of physical contact with her.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.