Police: Seaford man arrested after approaching a family, asking to “purchase” child

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SEAFORD, Del. – A Seaford man is behind bars following an incident at a local shopping center.

Police say the incident happened on Sunday, when a suspect reportedly approached a family at a business in the Seaford Village Shopping Center and asked to “purchase” a child and grabbed the child by the arm. A family member chased the suspect away.

Officers were able to identify and locate the suspect, 36-year-old Habiel Calixte, a short time later. He was arrested for second degree criminal solicitation, dealing in children, and other related charges.

Calixte was held at SCI on a secured bond pending a future court appearance.

Police are asking anyone with information on similar incidents involving Calixte to contact the Seaford Police Department at 302-629-6648.

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