BY LEN WELLS 

Carmi City Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect believed to have approached a number of women Monday asking for a massage.  The initial incident happened Monday afternoon in the 600 block of 6th Street in Carmi.

Witnesses told police that an older man driving a silver/gray SUV approached a woman asking if they knew two females that gave massages. The woman told the suspect that she did not know who that would be. The man then asked the woman to get into his vehicle and stated he would pay her for giving him a massage. The woman left the scene and called police.  The vehicle had a reported license plate of PAW 36.

After speaking to a number of neighbors in the area, it was learned that the man had approached other women in the area and had also been watching children. A complaint has been signed against the individual and the investigation remains open and ongoing.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Carmi City Police Department as the suspect is wanted for questioning in connection with possible charges of solicitation of a sexual act and disorderly conduct.