A 71-year-old sex offender is accused of approaching two teens and offering them money, marijuana and candy to go to a motel room in a town outside of the city of Buffalo, New York.
According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, New York State police responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at a motel on the 900 block of Main Street in Clarence. That’s where John E. Dziedzic of Clarence allegedly approached the two teenagers.
Dziedzic is on parole for a second-degree murder charge from 1980 and was on the sex offender registry from a prior rape and kidnapping arrest in 1976, according to New York State Police.
Now, he’s been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, level 3 sex offender failing to provide a photo and sex offender failing to update address.
The district attorney's office said Dziedzic was remanded due to his prior felony convictions and appeared in Clarence Town Court Friday for a felony hearing. He waived the felony hearing and continues to be held without bail.
Dziedzic was also arrested by the Buffalo Police Department on a warrant for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.
This story was originally published by Scripps News Buffalo.
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