An Omaha man charged with enticing young girls is being held on a total of $225,000 bail.

In one case, a 14-year-old reported getting in a vehicle.

Antonio Jackson, 29, was arrested Jan. 10 and charged by the Douglas County Attorney with three felonies: criminal child enticement, intentional child abuse and making terroristic threats. He was ordered held on $125,000 bail and could be sentenced to three years in prison on each charge.

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Jackson was also charged with three misdemeanors by the City of Omaha Prosecutor’s Office: child enticement, indecent exposure and lewd conduct. He was ordered held for trial on $100,000 bail and faces up to a year in prison on each charge.

Jackson must pay 10 percent of that bail amount, $22,500, to be released from jail.

According to an affidavit filed in Douglas County Court, Jackson approached a 10-year-old girl in a fast food restaurant near 108th and Emmett Streets in October and unsuccessfully tried three times to engage the child in conversation. When the girl left the restaurant, Jackson allegedly tried to get her into his vehicle, but she ran away.

On Jan. 8, Jackson is accused of driving up to a 14-year-old girl walking to school, according to a police report. He talked about a cousin of the girl’s and claimed to be a relative.

After the girl accepted a ride to school, the report said, Jackson drove to an alley near 24th and Burt Streets. The girl told police that the man talked about giving her $200 and said that he had a gun but did not show it.

The girl said Jackson eventually dropped her off at school after telling her not talk to her mother about the incident. Both girls described Jackson as having several tattoos on his face, including a cross on his forehead.

Kevin Cole covers Omaha crime and public safety news. Follow him on Twitter @KevinColeOmaha. Phone: 402-444-1272.

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