Sexual predator tied to 2013 rape case

Aug 9, 2014

A repeat sexual predator is being held at the Erie County Holding Center after an arrest on Thursday.

Barry Hollis already stands accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl at Martin's Fantasy Island earlier this summer. Information from that case has allowed authorities to connect the 36-year-old Hollis with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in 2013. Hollis attracted his victim by posing as a teenage boy and connecting through a series of text messages.

Erie County Holding Center
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He has pleaded not guilty and is being held for $200,000 bail.