contributed by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office….The sexual assault near Lyndon Station by a male subject described as being between 30 and 50 years old, 5’10” – 6’ tall and 180 – to 200 pounds has everyone on edge and concerned as it well should.  The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office requests anyone with knowledge on this incident or the subject involved to contact us immediately at (608) 847-5649.  The attempted abduction reported by an eight year old yesterday, October 17th, 2013 was a misunderstanding.  The young child had heard her adults talking about the Lyndon incident, which, in the end, culminated with her running and reporting what she thought was the offender when she observed a silver vehicle.  Prior to school getting out yesterday, and determining that there was not actually an attempted abduction, we had at least one deputy or officer at every school in the County.  Additionally we have had several officers in the Lyndon area in both marked and unmarked squads.  It is certainly my hope that we can bring resolution to the Lyndon Station incident in the near future.   

There are several things parents can do to minimize their child being the victim of an abduction or crime:

       Parents should know where their children are at all times and when they should be home
       Parents should know their child’s friends and how to get ahold of them

       Parents or babysitters should never leave small children unattended at  home or in a car.

       Children should be advised to not walk alone or take shortcuts through the woods or other

       Children should be told that bad people do not always look mean – they often look and are very friendly

       Children should be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious subjects or vehicles

       Parents should explain to their children what to do if approached by a stranger – such as yelling “help” as loud as they
      “I don’t know you” or something similar so people know they are in trouble.  They should also be told it is okay to fight back.
       Your child should know they should call 9-1-1 if they are scared or in danger.