A 35-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man charged this week with four counts of attempted luring of children has been charged in three more cases, police said Friday.
Marwan Deeb of the 800 block of Fanshawe Street in Lawndale is now charged with seven felony counts of luring a child into a motor vehicle and related offenses, police said.
Deeb, who was arrested Monday, is being investigated for attempts to lure children dating back to February and as recently as Sept. 15.
He was being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $200,000 bail.
Police offered details in three of the seven cases:
On Sept. 12, Deeb, who was in a vehicle, allegedly approached two children in the 400 block of Tomlinson Road in Somerton as they were leaving school about 3:15 p.m. Police said he offered them cash to get into his car, but they ran away.
On Sept. 15, about 8 a.m., Deeb allegedly pulled up in a car next to a girl walking to school in the 4900 block of Ditman Street in Frankford. The girl told police that the man showed her money and a camera. and asked if he could take her picture. She ran away.
About 10 minutes later, on the 5300 block of Jackson Street in Frankford, another girl walking to school was allegedly approached by Deeb in a car. She reported that the man asked her if he could take her picture for money. She also fled.
Deeb previously pleaded no contest in 2013 for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to one year of probation, according to court records.
In 2012, he was sentenced to five to 10 days in jail on a contempt charge.