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Man taken into custody for stalking child at her school bus stop

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 18:46:45-04

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Police located a man wanted for stalking a child at her school bus stop. The incidents happened September 10 and 11 at the Kendalwood Apartments in Fredericksburg, according to police. Zachery Jerome Young, Junior, 28, was wanted on an active warrant for stalking, police said.

"Around 11 a.m., a citizen spotted Mr. Young walking downtown and notified the Fredericksburg Police Department. At approximately 11:45 a.m., Zachary Jerome Young, Jr was taken into police custody without incident," Fredericksburg Police spokeswoman Sarah Kirkpatrick said.

Zachery Jerome Young (PHOTO: Fredericksburg Police)

Zachery Jerome Young (PHOTO: Fredericksburg Police)

Young, police said, attempted several times to strike up conversation with a girl at the school bus stop.

"The suspect made initial contact with the juvenile while she was waiting for her school bus on the morning of Thursday, September 10," Kirkpatrick said. "The suspect again made contact with the juvenile on the morning of Friday, September 11, while she was waiting for the bus. When the juvenile got off the bus Friday afternoon, the suspect was waiting for her and proceeded to follow the juvenile to her apartment building."

Police did not disclose the age of the student who reported the stalking.