Registered sex offender Dennis Willmore charged in new kidnapping, attempted assault of a child case

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - New kidnapping and sexual assault charges face a registered sex offender accused of grabbing and attempting to assault a 10-year-old girl in Wheat Ridge last week.

Dennis James Willmore, Jr. is accused of kidnapping a girl who was walking her dog on June 11 in an alley in the area of 28th Ave. and Depew St. Officers said the young girl was able to kick and scream her way out of the suspect's grasp and neighbors who heard the commotion came out to help.

With the help of the girl and the witnesses, officers said they were able to arrest 35-year-old Dennis James Willmore Jr. a short time later.

According to court records, Willmore was arrested in 1999 after police said he tried to abduct a 4-year-old girl out of her bedroom in the middle of the night. He was 19 at the time and already a registered sex offender for a crime he committed as a juvenile.

He is registered to an address in the neighborhood of the child who was abducted last week.

According to the First Judicial District Attorney's Office, Willmore is now charged with second degree kidnapping, second degree assault with a deadly weapon, felony menacing, attempted sexual assault of a child and two counts of third degree assault. Two alleged sentence enhancers are entitled "crime of violence," and "habitual sex offender against children."

Willmore is being held on $100,000 cash bond and has 30 days to request a preliminary hearing in the case.

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