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More charges for Fairborn man accused of trying to lure girls at Baker Middle School

Douglas Ray
Douglas Ray

A Fairborn man who police say tried to lure young girls near Baker Middle School in 2018 has been indicted on additional charges.

Douglas Ray, 37, was charged with illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, a felony charge. He previously was charged with attempted abduction in 2018, also a felony.

At the time, Ray pleaded not guilty to the abduction charge. The case was dropped in 2019, according to Greene County court records.

The new charges stem from a search of Ray’s car, according to police records. The records state that “numerous electronic devices were seized.” A forensic exam of what material was on those devices led to the charges.

Ray of Fairborn was arrested Sept. 8, 2018, and was released from jail after paying 10% of his $200,000 bond, according to court records.

Court records indicate a Fairborn officer spotted Ray driving and pulled him over on Sept. 6, 2018.

Ray denied the allegations, telling the officer he was at work in Kettering and didn’t know the location of Baker Middle School.

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He was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 14, 2018.

According to Fairborn police detective Ryan Whittaker’s deposition, three girls ages 12 to 14 reported that a man in a gray sport utility vehicle approached them and asked questions as they were walking down the street. One of the girls identified the defendant from a photo line-up, the deposition said.

At least two incidents happened during daylight hours on Sept. 5 near Baker Middle School, and one incident, in which a 12-year-old girl was walking home from the library, was reported the following day, according to the detective’s deposition in 2018.

One girl reported the suspect pulled up and asked her where Gilmore Street was, and after she said “no,” he made additional comments: “Well, may I say you are pretty” — “Can I give you any details about your body?” — “Can I get your phone number,” according to the detective’s deposition.

A court date has not been set yet for Ray.