Springfield, Mass (WWLP) – Eulogio Rodriguez, 44, of Springfield faces multiple charges of enticing a child under 16 and one count of indecent assault and battery of a child.
22News was in Springfield District Court Friday when Rodriguez appeared in front of a judge. According to court documents, Rodriguez attempted to lure an 11-year-old girl and other young children on separate occasions in the area of Murray Hill Avenue and Liberty Street. Reports say that the man would frequently park a black SUV on the street and try to entice children into going with him in the car. In another instance, he allegedly tried to give a different young girl a bike.
In one instance on September 30th, when one girl refused to leave with him, Rodriguez allegedly placed $30 in her shirt pocket. Court documents say that this was a common occurrence when children declined his offers. After the incident, Rodriguez called 911 numerous times to report a stolen vehicle, as well as to notify the police that he had received an “Amber Alert” claiming his vehicle had been used for kidnapping. Springfield Police note that Rodriguez never met with police to file an official report and that there had been no Amber Alerts issued that day.
Bail was set for $100,000 at Rodriguez’s arraignment. If he posts bail, Rodriguez must wear a GPS bracelet and stay away from children under 18. He’s due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on November 3rd