BERWICK — A Berwick man already on Maine’s sex offender registry has been charged with trying to lure two fifth-grade girls into his vehicle by offering them candy.

Police say 23-year-old Kevin Weeden faces charges of solicitation of a child to commit a prohibited act, failure to register as a sex offender and prohibited contact with a minor for allegedly trying to lure the girls waiting at bus stops just minutes apart on Tuesday morning.

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Both girls refused the offer and reported the incidents. Police tracked down Weeden at his home. He is being held on $25,000 bail. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

Maine’s sex offender registry lists Weeden as an out-of-state registrant convicted of indecent liberties with a minor by a U.S. Army court martial in Virginia.