Man Arrested for Luring Children in Edmond Skate Park

Friday, May 1st 2009, 6:24 pm
By: News 9

EDMOND, Oklahoma -- Erik Rutledge was arrested Friday and faces charges of indecent or lewd acts with a child under 16.

Edmond police said Rutledge, 21, has been lurking around Mathis Skate Park, located in Mitch Park.

According to a police report, a 14-year-old boy was inappropriately touched at the Cheyenne Middle School, down the street from the skate park.

Police believe Rutledge used religion as a means of talking to the minors and attempted to lure the children to meet in isolated areas.

Parents who believe their child has had contact with Erik Rutledge are asked to contact the Edmond Police Department.