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Judge denies plea for Lufkin "Candy Man"

Elroy Edwards mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Elroy Edwards mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A district judge denied a plea agreement for an accused Lufkin child molester, due to language in the terms of the probation.

Elroy Edwards is accused of inappropriately touching a young girl at his Cedar Grove home. He is known in the community as the "Candy Man" because he sells candy and soda from his home.

In a previous hearing, Edwards asked that a provision of a possible probation be reviewed. The probation required he stay within 1,000 feet from the victim, which would have been impossible, given where Edwards lived. District Judge Barry Bryan said he would need to review the request.

Thursday, Bryan denied the request. Edwards' attorney, Ryan Deaton, said Edwards will have until Monday to decide whether to enter a new plea or to go to trial.

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