Alliance man to face trial for child enticement

An Alliance man has been bound over to District Court for trying to entice teenage girls into having sex with him.

Felony charges filed against 21-year-old Phillip Holden include sexual assault by use of an electronic device and enticement by electronic communication device.

Court records state that on September 26, the Alliance Police Department responded to a complaint made by the Alliance Middle School principal regarding suspicions of a man soliciting sex from female students on facebook. An Alliance police investigator conducted a sting operation to confirm the principal's suspicion, and Holden was arrested and jailed.

Police then obtained a search warrant for Holden's apartment and recovered several items of a sexual and pornographic nature.

The judge ordered Holden not to have any contact with females under the age of 19, either in person or by electronic device, with the exception being family members.

Holden. who is free on ten percent of $15,000 bond, will be arraigned in district court November 14.

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