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Police search for sex offender in Lexington

Police in Nicholas County have identified the man who they say tried to pick up two young girls after school at a bus stop.

The sheriff's department said they are searching for Carl Russell Hair, 83, a registered sex offender.

"We know he's staying at different motels in Fayette County," said Ben Buckler Sr., chief deputy sheriff. He said authorities plan to work with Lexington police to track him down.

"We got his identity about a month ago," Buckler said. "We were trying to locate him before we released the information."

Anyone with information about Hair's location can reach police at (859) 289-3710.

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