They were at a library when he approach them, police said.
Robert Story, 49, told the two 15-year-old girls that he wanted to show them his car outside of a Madison, Wisc. library. Once the girls had seen the car, Story pressured the girls until they got in, according to a criminal complaint reviewed by WKOW.
The girls felt uncomfortable and didn’t want to be in the car, they told police, but Story — a registered sex offender until 2013 — insisted that they get in and shut the doors because the heat was on, WISC-TV reports.
That’s when Story locked the doors and started driving, the girls told police, telling them he wanted to get something to eat at McDonald’s. But instead, police said Story took the girls to a 7-Eleven, where he left them in the car while he went inside, WISC-TV reports. The door to the car was still locked, though, and when the girls searched the glove compartment to see if any weapons were there all they found was candy, they told police.
Next, Story drove them to his apartment, police said. There, he tried to give them vodka and marijuana, according to a police report.
“You must be virgins, you’re scared,” Story told the girls, asking them about five times if they were virgins, the girls told police. The girls also said that Story asked them to sleep over, WISC-TV reports.
The girls told police that Story did not do anything physical, but they did say that his questions were uncomfortable, according to the police report.
“They should never have gotten into the car with this guy,” Madison Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain told WKOW. “I think they knew that. I’m not sure what he said to get them into his car, but they got to his apartment, and they were both very afraid. They knew they were in a bad situation.”
Story was charged this week with two counts of child enticement, according to police. A Dane County court set Story’s bail at $10,000, WKOW reports.
One of the girls tried to distract Story at his apartment by putting shoes on, hoping that the other could use the distraction to open the door, but the door was locked — and when Story noticed she was trying to open it, he relocked the door, the girls told police.
Story allegedly assured the girls that he was not “going to kill them,” WKOW reports.
But eventually, Story agreed to take the girls to one of their uncle’s house, which they said was nearby, a police report reviewed by WISC-TV said.
By the time the girls were out the door, though, Story decided against it and told them he didn’t want them to go — but at that point, the girls were able to make it down the stairwell, and then start running, they told police.
Story followed them in his car to a nearby sandwich shop, they said, but the girls were able to call police. He admitted to “a very similar story” to the one the girls relayed to police, according to the police report.
Story had been required to register as a sex offender until March 2013, following a 1996 conviction in Milwaukee County for third degree sexual assault, WKOW reports.
He is being held at the Dane County Jail, according to the Wisconsin State-Journal.