Cleveland man accused of luring 3 girls into attic with dolls

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Daniel Holmes (Photo courtesy: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department)

CLEVELAND- A 63-year-old man accused of luring three girls into his attic with dolls is facing charges.

Daniel M. Holmes, of Cleveland, was arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday on charges of kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.

According to court documents, Holmes invited three girls playing in the neighborhood into his Kenneth Avenue home one evening in August. He offered to let the children, all under the age of 10, play with dolls.

But once in his attic, Holmes forced one of the girls to touch him, the search warrant said. The victim also told police he showed her a pink sex toy.

“He took her up to the attic and had his private’s out and made her touch it,” the 9-year-old’s mother told FOX 8 News.

The girls reported the incident to parents, who called police. Holmes was immediately arrested.

While searching his house, officers found sex toys, children’s toys and a variety of guns.

Holmes is now out of bond. He’s due back in court on Oct. 7.

“He goes to jail, within a week he’s back out on $100,000 bond. They shouldn’t even give him a chance. This whole area around here is nothing but children,” the victim’s mother said.

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