$10,000 reward offered for information about girls' attacker

MANATEE — The Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who recently attacked three girls in Manatee County, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

In one of the attacks, on Jan. 31 in Bradenton, a 15-year-old girl was raped. In the two other incidents, on Nov. 29 and this past Thursday, the girls were able to get away and were not sexually assaulted, according to authorities.

The Gold Star Club is a volunteer organization that raises money to fund rewards for information about suspects who commit serious crimes.

Anyone with information about the recent attacks can call Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.

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