SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — Sex assault charges have been filed against a 79-year-old convicted sex offender following an incident at a lemonade stand run by three young girls in southern New Jersey.

Somers Point police say city resident Alan Easterbgy repeatedly rubbed his breast and groin after buying lemonade from the girls, who were all under 14. He then drove off when another resident approached the stand, which was near a police station.

Using descriptions provided by the girls and neighbors, police tracked Easterbgy to his home and arrested him there Thursday night on three sexual assault counts and parole violations. He had been convicted of a similar offense in 2002.

Easterbgy was being held Saturday in the Atlantic County Jail on $200,000 cash bail. It’s not known if he’s retained a lawyer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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