Officials: Board member dressed as Star Wars character to lure children

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AVILLA, Ind. – A candidate and current Allen Township board member has been arrested on horrific allegations.

Police say Daniel Gene Fritz was dressing up as a Star Wars character and trying to lure children into sexual activity.

He has been charged with two counts of child sexual abuse and using a computer to commit a crime.

Fritz kept his position Tuesday night after running an uncontested race.

No word on what will happen to the position.

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