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Man Suspected of Taking Photos of Children Inside a Halloween Store

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY—

Sacramento Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a 67-year-old man suspected of taking photos of children inside a Halloween store.

Detectives zeroed in on Garth Mendenhall Clark after receiving complaints on Monday that he had been following young children and taking photos of a girl’s privates on his cellphone.

The incidents happened at the Halloween City store along Florin Road in south Sacramento County.

Clark was arrested Wednesday evening. The sheriff’s department notes that a large amount of photographs of children were found on Clark’s phone. He is being held at Sacramento County Jail on a charge a misdemeanor charge of child annoyance.

Authorities are asking anyone who recognizes Clark and believes that their child may have been photographed to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-3002.

Clark is said to stand about 5’4’’ and was driving a mid-size recreational vehicle with out-of-state plates.

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