Police: Convicted sex offender tried to sexually assault girl in NC Walmart

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WAYNESVILLE, N.C. —

Police have arrested the man they said tried to sexually assault an 11-year-old girl in a crowded Waynesville store.

Police said Ryan Scott Davis told a girl at Walmart that he was a security guard and that she needed to take off her clothes so he could search her.

Surveillance video from inside the store caught the incident on camera.

Investigators said Davis is a convicted sex offender.

Officials said he did the same thing in stores across Hendersonville in 1999.