HUNKER (KDKA) – A convicted sex offender in Westmoreland County is facing new charges in an alleged child luring incident.
According to police, Edward Frisco, 48, of Hunker, is accused of trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his home on two separate occasions.
The first reported incident happened on Feb. 24. As the girl was getting off the school bus, Frisco allegedly yelled “Hey kid” and motioned for her to come to him.
“There was an 11-year-old girl that got off the school bus and she was walking home from school and this would have been the 24th of February,” State Police Trooper Stephen Limani said.
The girl ran inside her home, closed the blinds, locked the door, armed the alarm system and called her father.
The second incident happened on March 3. This time, Frisco attempted to speak to the girl as she was waiting for the school bus in the morning.
Frisco allegedly saw the girl and said, “Hey you…you over there…Do you want to come over to my house and bang?”
The school bus arrived moments later and the girl quickly got on as Frisco waved at her. Again, the girl immediately contacted her father.
“Obviously, the girl is extremely frightened. She got on the school bus, immediately notified her family of what had taken place,” Trooper Limani said.
According to police, the girl is currently dealing with emotional and mental issues as a result of the alleged encounters with Frisco. She also told police she is having trouble sleeping and leaves the lights on at night out of fear.
“With the fact that he was on Megan’s Law registry and that we were down there once to talk to him about one incident, the second time shows the type of person we’re dealing with in this particular child luring case,” Trooper Limani said.
Through the course of their investigation, police learned Frisco is a convicted sex offender under GPS monitoring.
Frisco is facing a list of charges including, luring a child into a structure, unlawful contact with a minor and stalking.
He’s currently in the Westmoreland County Jail on $100,000 bail.