ITHACA, N.Y. -- A bizarre attempt to apparently attract 13 wives has law enforcement in Tompkins County on the lookout for a man passing out flyers.
The individual has been seen in Newfield and Ithaca and at Cornell University. The flyers claim the man is Stevie Hayes, a cult leader of the "Nymph Squad Commune." It seeks 13 wives to join his commune and bear his children. The ad seeks white, blue or green eyed girls who like chores and oppose technology, among other things. It lists a phone number and a website that is currently down.
Investigators say they want more information.
"Technically, handing out the flyer isn't against the law. But if there's somebody out there that's trying to pick up eight, nine, ten-year old girls, that poses a big safety risk for the community," said Tompkins County Sheriff's Investigator Kevin Cowen.
The man is described as white with short brown hair, about six feet tall and driving a blue or green rusted Chevy Lumina or Monte Carlo. Anyone who sees him should call the police or sheriff's office.