Father Saves Daughter from Akron Predator's Clutches

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A nine-year-old girl is safe after she was lured into an Akron predator's home.

It happened in the 1000 block of Collinwood Avenue on Monday.

According to the nine-year-old and her father, she was walking with friends when 36-year-old Torrince D. Garner enticed her into his home. He then convinced her to go into his basement.

The other girls had apparently alerted the victim's father and he confronted the suspect who released her unharmed.

Garner has been charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of child enticement. He is currently in the Summit County Jail pending his arrangement.

The Akron Police Department Juvenile Bureau is asking that anyone who has had dealings with Garner contact them at 330-375-2530.

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