Pennsylvania

Man Sucks 5-Year-Old Boy's Fingers at Park: Police

The man allegedly began licking and sucking food residue from the boy’s fingers before fleeing the scene.

Police are searching for a man accused of sucking a young boy’s fingers at a park. 

Investigators say the 5-year-old boy was visiting the Northampton Township Municipal Park on Hatboro Road in Southampton, Pennsylvania Saturday with his parents. The parents told NBC10 they were taking a lunch break when a man approximately 75-years-old who was sitting at a picnic table adjacent to them began talking to their son.

"He just started talking and telling us about his life, his name," the boy's father said. "His name is William but some people call him Bill."

The father said he then turned to the suspect as his family finished eating.

"And he said, 'Look, I've got Doritos cheese on my hand,'" the father said.

The couple told NBC10 the suspect then asked their son to come closer. He then put the boy's fingers in his mouth.

"The fact that he put my son's fingers in his mouth and sucked them is to me a very clear, yet disturbing message that he's sending," the boy's mother said.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect as well as a woman who they believe is his wife. Police also say the suspect and the woman had a child with them and left in a white SUV.

"We don't know why he did it until we talk to him," the boy's mother said. "Until the police talk to him."

The suspect is described as a white male with gray hair driving a white SUV. If you have any information on the incident, please call Northampton Township Police and ask for Detective Gross at 215-322-6111.

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