It was a shocking, deplorable and disgusting case of a pedophile targeting an innocent child at the park and pursuing her online in order to carry out his vile and obscene desires to sexually abuse the young girl.
Then 26 years old, Allen Harris met his victim, an 11-year-old girl at a park in Union City in 2016. He specifically asked her age, and she answered matter of factly. Later that year, he claimed he found her on Instagram and started messaging her. The girl remembered the much older man she met at the park. She asked him if her new online “friend” is the same man she met that summer at the park. He denied it.
Harris, however, managed to keep chatting with the girl on social media for about a month. Prosecutors said that within that period, he was able to steer their conversations to sexual acts he was fantasizing to do with her as he horrifically attempted to lure her in “dirty talks.”
And then on January 17, 2017, he finally made his boldest and most vicious move. He took an Uber ride to the girl’s house. For some reason, he was able to convince her to bring him to her bedroom. There, the predator pedophile started his abuses. He kissed the victim. He bit the child’s neck. The animal even allegedly performed sexual acts on the girl. He only left the house at the unholy hour of 4 a.m.
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The abuses would have gone unnoticed and unreported if not for the girl’s mother discovering by chance sexually graphic messages from Harris on her daughter’s tablet. The mother swiftly took her daughter to the Chattahoochee Hills Department and showed to the investigators the disgusting, graphic messages.
One of the horrible messages found included the horrific statement Harris sent to the girl following his exploits of her at her bedroom that read: “You had fun? Guess it was meant for me to run into you again.”
Police arrested the pedophile on February 12, 2017. Harris admitted to the police that he met the girl at the park in July 2016. He also admitted to sending nude photos of himself to the girl. The pedophile confessed to his biggest sin of all- having sex with her.
During the trial, Harris claimed that the girl lied about her age on Instagram, saying she was 16, instead of 11.
A jury found pedophile Harris guilty of aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and electronically furnishing obscene materials to a child. He sentenced on August 13.
Authorities say parents need to closely guide their children in order to protect them from such predators as Harris. Parents are encouraged to check more online safety tips for parents by visiting the National Crime Prevention Council's website.