Child safe after attempted abduction in La Farge

LA FARGE, Wis. (WKBT) - A child in the village of La Farge is safe after an attempted abduction.    

According to the Vernon County Sheriff's office, at approximately 8:15 p.m. Friday, officers responded to reports of an attempted child abduction.

The 9-year old child was walking from Bean Park near the intersection of Highland and Maple Streets, when the child reported being grabbed from behind. 

The child kicked the suspect and was able to escape and run away, according to officers.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, possibly in his twenties, with a thin build and dark hair. 

According to the Vernon County Sheriff's Department, he was reported wearing a black-colored, "half mask" on his face, black t-shirt and red shoes and was last seen walking west on Highland Street.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 608-637-2123 or by email at Anonymous tips can also by submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 608-637-8477 or online at

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