A convicted sex offender is in the Audrain County Jail after reportedly approaching three juveniles in Vandalia and asking them to go with him to his residence in exchange for money and food.
According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department the incident happened on Sunday, in the 1000 block of South Monroe Street.
The juveniles told an adult parent about the man who approached them and 71 year old Ronald Leake left the area.
Yesterday (Tuesday) Audrain County Sheriff’s Office and the Ralls County Sheriff’s contacted Leake at his residence and he was arrested for violating Missouri Sex Offender laws by being present or loitering within five hundred feet of a public park.
Formal charges are now pending.