FOX: An alleged sexual predator was arrested Thursday near the home of a missing Florida girl, but on charges that are unrelated to the disappearance of the child, police said.
Putnam County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Hardy said the man's arrest doesn't appear to be related to the case of Haleigh Cummings, 5.
"Word is getting out that we have a sexual predator in custody, and we do, but we have no reason to link it to Haleigh," Hardy said.
But he also told reporters that "we're not excluding anybody" as a suspect in the child's mysterious disappearance.
What we're concerned about was he wasn't where he was supposed to be," Hardy said, adding that the man in custody was one of the very first people police interviewed.
Also Thursday, police announced rewards of $16,000 for clues leading to the missing girl.
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