An Eaton man is in Preble County Jail, charged with abduction at a daycare.
Eaton police Officer David Sizemore said Walter Townsend, 56, is facing charges of abduction and criminal trespass.
The incident happened just after 10 a.m. Monday at Imagination Station at 200 Washington Jackson Road.
Townsend allegedly approached the fenced playground area and was speaking to daycare workers about a cat. Sizemore said some of the children walked over and one child — a 2-year-old female — started climbing the fence.
Sizemore said a “tug of war” broke out between the daycare worker and the suspect. The suspect claimed he didn’t want the child to fall over and had no intentions of hurting the child.
The female child was not injured in the incident.
Pictures: Imagination Station
Townsend, who lives near the daycare, did cooperate with police and never tried to flee the area, Sizemore said.
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