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Police: Sex offender commits suicide

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Last week, Round Rock Police put out a public warning about a sex offender offering rides to young girls. On Sunday, Police Chief Tim Ryle announced the man, whom police say never faced any charges, killed himself.

Police Chief Tim Ryle held a very brief press conference Sunday afternoon to discuss the matter.

Ryle did not say why Robert Wooster, of Georgetown, committed suicide; however, we do know it was shortly after police released his name to the public.

Ryle said Wooster killed himself on Friday. Just days earlier Round Rock Police had warned that Wooster was driving around trying to pick up young girls. Wooster was a registered sex offender who was not facing any pending charges. Still Ryle said he released name to the public because he felt Wooster's behavior was abnormal.

Ryle said Wooster had picked up a 12 year old girl and drove her home from a store in round rock abdout three weeks ago. Wooster told police he thought the girl was 19. Ryle said she was not harmed and no laws were broken, but he still wanted to let the public know what Wooster was allegedly doing, as they believe he may have tried to pick up other young girls.

Chief Ryle says now that Wooster has taken his life he is no longer going to discuss the case publicly...

"Mr. Wooster made a number of bad choices over the last few weeks. This was another one of those bad choices. This is tragic. Our hearts go out to him. Our prayers are out for not only his family, but also the families of these little girls and that they get peace. That they're not scared of everybody that comes around. With having said that, out of respect for the Wooster family, I know they're grieving at this time. I'm not going to make any more statements about this particular case."

That press conference lasted for about 3 1/2 minutes. The media was not allowed to ask questions.

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