SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — Sex assault charges have been filed against a 79-year-old convicted sex offender following an incident at a lemonade stand run by three young girls in southern New Jersey.

Somers Point police say city resident Alan Easterbgy repeatedly rubbed his breast and groin after buying lemonade from the girls, who were all under 14. He then drove off in his truck when another resident approached the stand, which was being run across the street from a police station.

Using descriptions of the man and other information provided by the girls and some of their neighbors, police soon tracked Easterbgy to his home and arrested him there Thursday night on three counts of sexual assault and parole violations.

Easterbgy was being held Saturday in the Atlantic County Jail on $200,000 cash bail. It was not known if he’s retained a lawyer.

According to the state police’s sex offender registry, Easterbgy was convicted of child endangerment in 2002 for taking inappropriate pictures of two young girls in Cape May County. He was classified as a “Tier 2” offender, meaning there was a moderate chance that he would commit another offense.

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