Charges filed against man accused of attempting to kidnap 10-year-old

Dennis Willmore

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of attempting to kidnap and sexually assault a 10-year-old girl in Wheat Ridge.

Dennis James Willmore, Jr., 35, faces several charges regarding the alleged attempted kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl, First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced Wednesday.

The incident occurred on June 11.

Police where called to the intersection of 28th Avenue and Depew Street in Wheat Ridge to investigate a possible kidnapping and sex assault on a child.

Court records stated that the victim was walking her dog in an alley near her home when Willmore approached her. He grabbed the girl, put his hand over her mouth and dragged her behind a nearby dumpster. The victim was able to fight off Willmore by kicking him in the genitals and escape.

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Police arrested Willmore, who is a convicted sex offender, later that same day.

Willmore has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, felony menacing, attempted sexual assault on a child, two counts of third-degree assault, crime of violence and habitual sex offender against children, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

He is being held on $100,000 cash bond.