FL residents are on alert for suspected sexual predator - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FL residents are on alert for suspected sexual predator

BRADENTON, FL (CNN) - A series of attacks on school girls has a Florida community on edge in fear that a sexual predator is on the loose.

In two cases, the victims got away. In a third a 15-year-old was sexually assaulted.

Now police are looking at surveillance video that could help bring more light onto the case.

Victor Taylor's security system captured the attack. He was home Thursday afternoon when it happened, but didn't see or hear anything.

It took place in broad daylight near his front yard.

Victor's nine surveillance cameras have caught a burglary and trespassing, but he never expected to see what happened here at the end of his driveway.

"As soon as I heard what it was I started running the video back to take a look," Taylor said.

His driveway camera caught the suspect as he hurried after that 12-year-old girl in a church parking lot.

Taylor said the place the attack occurred is popular with kids going to and from nearby Lee Middle School and Bayshore High.

Investigators said this video from the high school's cameras show the same man just minutes before the latest assault.

It's the third since November, and now parents are on alert.

"Everybody's letting everyone know what's going on...that there's somebody out here trying to grab some kids," said Gary Cohen a resident in the area.

Investigators hope someone may recognize some mannerism from this video before another attack can happen.

"I hope it's a great help. I pray for it, that it will find whoever's doing this because it's just so terrible," Taylor said. "It's a terrible thing."

A $10,000 dollar reward is being offered by the Gold Star Club of Manatee County for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Copyright 2011 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly