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Man Convicted of Trying to Lure 11-Year-Old Girl 6 Years Ago Arrested Again for Alleged Stalking of Children

What to Know

  • Jeffrey Bernstein served six months in jail after being convicted of trying to lure a young girl into his car on Long Island in 2010
  • He was arrested late Monday after a father reported a man stalking young girls in his neighborhood
  • Bernstein faces charges of stalking, child endangerment and public lewdness in t he latest case

A 74-year-old man who served jail time for trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car six years ago has been arrested again, this time for allegedly stalking young girls in a Long Island neighborhood, authorities say.

Jeffrey Bernstein, of North Babylon, was arrested late Monday after police investigated a local father's report that a man had been stalking children in his Wyandanch neighborhood for several days between July 5 to 9.

Bernstein allegedly would drive through the area slowly and stare at young girls, according to the police report. He allegedly tried to get a girl to get into his car with a bag of chips in one instance and exposed himself in another.

Bernstein faces charges of stalking, endangering the welfare of a child and one count of public lewdness. He is being held pending a court appearance later Tuesday. Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available. 

According to state records, Bernstein was convicted of trying to lure a child he did not know into his vehicle on Nov. 12, 2010, in Nassau County. No injuries were reported. He was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation. 

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