John Edward Snyder – Repeat Sex Offender Tries to lure boy


A registered sex offender was in Lancaster County Prison Friday after he allegedly attempted to lure a boy into a city parking garage elevator Thursday morning, police said.

John Edward Snyder, 42, of Lancaster, who is registered as a offender under Megan’s Law, is accused of attempting to lure a 10-year-old boy into an elevator at the Prince Street garage. The boy, who was on his way to the Fulton Elementary School, walked away, police said in a news release Friday.

According to the release, Snyder then approached the child and tried to lure him with money toward an entrance to the garage on North Prince Street. The child left the area unharmed and reported the incident to his mother, police said.

On Friday morning, police said, the boy, walking to school with his mother, saw Snyder at Orange and Queen streets. Police were called, and Snyder was arrested.

Detective Andrew Morgan charged Snyder with one count of luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure. Snyder was arraigned before District Judge Janice Jimenez. Bail was set at $250,000.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

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