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Sex offender wants handshakes

MEDFORD (AP) — Police are warning Medford residents to be wary of a smiling man with a Bible who recently was outside businesses seeking to shake hands with shoppers. Police say he’s a 40-year-old sex offender who has used magazine sales in the past to grope women during good-luck hugs.

Lt. Mike Budreau says people may shake his hand or give him a hug not knowing he may be motivated by sexual gratification.

The Mail Tribune reports Curtis Eugene Fleming was recognized by a Jackson County Community Justice employee and arrested.

Fleming was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.

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