- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts judge has ruled that two brothers in their 60s who were charged with trying to entice a 13-year-old girl into their van by offering candy should remain jailed without bail.

The Cape Cod Times reports (https://bit.ly/1Mh3BjV ) a Falmouth judge ruled Wednesday at a dangerousness hearing after prosecutors argued that releasing 61-year-old Bruce Bartlett and 60-year-old Dennis Bartlett would jeopardize the safety of the public, specifically children.

Police say the brothers approached a girl at her school bus stop in June, told her she was pretty and offered her candy. The girl ran, got on the bus and told school officials.

The judge says there have been past allegations in which the Bartletts accosted women and children in Falmouth.

The Bartletts’ attorneys say they plan to appeal the decision.


Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, https://www.capecodonline.com

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