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Bond Revoked For Man Who Is Accused Of Enticing Children

Kevin Gallagher is being held in jail at least until his bond revocation hearing Monday

A Mentor man into the woods and threatening to sexually assault one of them has had his bond revoked.

Kevin Gallagher, 53, was back in today because he is accused of failing to abide by the terms of his bond.

When Judge John Trebets initially released Gallagher on bond, he also put him under house arrest and ordered him to wear a GPS anklet.

However, Mentor Police have received complaints that Gallagher has been seen outside of his home.

Police then called the GPS company that monitors Gallagher to see if they could confirm that. What they found out was Gallagher was not keeping his anklet charged so there were often blank spots when it was not functioning, Mentor Police Lt. Tim Allen said.

"Apparently, (the GPS company) contacted Gallagher several times, saying that he needs to charge the anklet for at least an hour a day but he hasn't been doing it," Allen said.

Consequently, police arrested Gallagher for violating the terms of his bond.

When Gallagher appeared in court today, Acting Judge Paul Mitrovich revoked his bond on his previous charges of child enticement and aggravated menacing. Mitrovich also set a $10,000 bond on Gallagher's contempt of court case and scheduled a bond revocation hearing for him Monday.

Gallagher when four children, ranging in age from six to 10, were playing near a wooded area on Noble Court in the Western Reserve condos.

Gallagher was in the woods. He told the children he was looking for his cell phone and asked for their help, police said.

The kids agreed. Then Gallagher suggested they split up to cover more ground. He took one 8-year-old boy with him while the other kids looked elsewhere.

The boy urinated while in the woods and Gallagher watched him, police said. Then Gallagher took off his shirt and began to take off his pants.

The boy later told police that Gallagher threatened to rape him, police said. However, Gallagher told police that he told the child he wasn't going to rape him.

Meanwhile, the mother of two of the children noticed the kids had left the hose on. She went outside and called for the kids, including the 8-year-old boy.

They all ran back to the woman and told her what had happened. She called police who later found Gallagher at a friend's nearby house and arrested him.

Janet Simonis July 19, 2012 at 05:00 PM
If the police feel this man is a threat to children, please do not issue bond.
Benita Cirini July 19, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Something is wrong with the Mentor Court System
Benita Cirini July 19, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Try to make small non-violent accidental proofless issues into felonies and ruin people's lives and undercharge violent real crimes and real criminals.
Rob Rueter July 19, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Leave him in jail where he belongs
Anne July 21, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Sounds like his GPS anklet program is way too lenient. If that had been handled properly and responsibly (by the court, police, or whomever) he would have been picked up before the recent incident. How many chances does he get before some young child loses their innocence?

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