Ypsilanti Man Accused of Trying to Lure Minor Girls to Hotel Room in Ohio

SANDUSKY, OH – David Sims, 30-years-old, of Ypsilanti, was arrested after he was accused of trying to lure 3 underage girls to his hotel room at the Great Wolf Lodge in Perkins Township, Ohio, on Saturday September 28th, 2019.

The incident took place at approximately 6:20PM according to police. Police were called to the resort after learning that a man had allegedly inappropriately touched a child and offered them drugs.

David Sims was a guest along with his 4-year-old daughter at the resort. Detectives said Sims was walking around the resort’s water park asking people where his daughter was. Sims allegedly approached a group of underage girls and asked them to help him look for his daughter, but they felt uncomfortable and refused.

David Sims is also accused of causing his daughter to be hospitalized after allegedly giving her sleeping medication.

The three girls went to a hot tub, and Sims allegedly followed them where he then sat down with them. He then allegedly asked the three minor girls to come to his hotel room and offered them marijuana and alcohol.

Several people at the resort along with security and a parent to one of the three girls witnessed the incident. They confronted David Sims and then followed him to his room.

It was at that time that police responded to the resort. They went to the suspects room. Inside the room they found his daughter lying on a bed. Authorities suspected that she had been drugged. After speaking with the man’s daughter, police were able to determine that he allegedly gave his daughter four to five gummy bears containing Melatonin. They took on the effects of making his young daughter sleepy and nauseous.

The daughter was transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center to be evaluated.

David Sims is now facing charges of:

  • Attempted abduction, a fourth-degree felony;
  • Child endangering, a first-degree misdemeanor;
  • Three counts of criminal child enticement, which are first-degree misdemeanors;
  • Unlawful restraint, a third-degree misdemeanor;
  • Possessing criminal tools, a first-degree misdemeanor;
  • And possessing dangerous drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.

David Sims is being held in the Erie County Jail without bond.

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