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A Niagara Falls man molested an 8-year-old Grand Island girl sitting next to him on the Crazy Mouse roller-coaster at Martin’s Fantasy Island on Grand Island, a TV report said Friday.

Barry Hollis, 36, was arrested Thursday for the alleged crime, which occurred June 22, according to Erie County sheriff’s deputies. Hollis, also known as Michael Nofear, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

In an interview with WIVB-TV, Channel 4, the victim’s father said his daughter was not left unattended.

“[My daughter] wanted me to make sure kids … should know that it’s OK to come forward if someone does something they don’t like,” said the father, who was not identified in the WIVB report.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Fantasy Island officials could not be reached to comment.

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