Redford man charged in Stranger Danger case

REDFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A 52-year-old from Redford has been charged in a Stranger Danger case that spooked parents on the second day of the year.

Terry Lee Kostiuk has been charged with Attempt Child Enticement and Attempt Accosting and Soliciting a Minor for an Immoral Purpose.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's office says that on January 2 Kostiuk drove up to a six-year-old girl and offered her candy.

The incident happened in the 18800 block of Poinciana. Police announced a man had been taken into custody in the case hours after releasing a sketch.

Kostiuk was arraigned on the charges shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

During the arraignment Redford Township Police told the judge he admitted he intended to entice the girl into his car for "immoral purposes."

The 52-year-old has a history of such crimes.  He is on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, and was convicted of  Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes 2nd offense in Washtenaw County in November 1996.

The judge set bond at $100,000 cash, and ordered that if he is released he wear a GPS tether.  A preliminary exam is set for January 15 th at 9 a.m. in 17th District Court.

If convicted he faces 1.5 times the typical sentence because he is a repeat offender.

During the hearing Kostiuk asked if he could be released for work at a local grocery store. The judge said not by him.



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