Newspaper warns schools about fake photojournalist who calls teen girls

A man who identifies himself as Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and photographer Mike Clark has been asking teenage female athletes for interviews and photo sessions. High schools have been warned about him.

“We don’t contact high school kids directly,” says Journal Sentinel prep sports editor Mark Stewart. “So if some stranger calls you up and wants to set up a picture or interview at your home or wants to meet you somewhere, that’s a red flag.”

Stewart was tipped by a Wisconsin State Journal reporter, whose daughter — a high school golfer — received a call from the man claiming to be a Journal Sentinel reporter and was asked “odd questions,” like how tall she was. The next day a Milwaukee area athletic director called Stewart and reported that the guy had asked two girls for photo sessions. “An interview at the school was set up in the hopes of catching him, but he never showed up,” reports Georgia Pabst.

“We believe we might know who this individual is,” says a police chief.

* Fake reporter trying to lure female athletes (jsonline.com)
* Editor: “This person DOES NOT work for us and his actions have been shady, to say the least” (patch.com)

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