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A Niagara Falls man was charged Thursday with the molestation of an 8-year-old Grand Island child on June 22.

Barry Hollis, 36, also known as Michael Nofear, was taken into custody in Niagara Falls, Erie County sheriff’s deputies said. He is being held in Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment on first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Hollis, of Porter Avenue, made frequent visits to area parks, including some on Grand Island. The attack occurred at Martin’s Fantasy Island, according to WIVB-TV, Channel 4.

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