Danny Garay, of Portage Park, Chicago, was accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl last month and his bail was denied on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Garay, 29 years old, a hairstylist and had no previous felony convictions, according to his assistant public defender, was captured when the girl’s dad tricked him into coming over and then held him at knifepoint until police arrived, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Cook County prosecutors said that Garay met the girl’s 19-year-old relative online using the video chat website Omegle. She then invited Garay over to her home on Aug. 6 and had sex in front of the 12-year-old. Garay knew the girl’s age and told her to join but she denied. He then assaulted her.
The following day, Garay invited both of the girls to a motel room. After having sex again with the 19-year-old, he then also allegedly assaulted the 12-year-old, despite her telling him to stop.
On Aug. 12, the 12-year-old’s father had her phone after she received a message from Garay saying he wanted to have sex with her. Her father texted Garay back telling him to come over. When Garay arrived at the home, he held him at knifepoint until police arrived, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said that the girl identified Garay in a photo array, and the 19-year-old admitted to detectives that he and the girl had had sex and that he knew the girl’s age. She was identified as a witness in court and is not currently facing charges.
On Wednesday Sept. 4, Garay was taken into custody at his home and charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, according to Chicago police records.
Judge Charles Beach II ordered that Garay be held without bail and his next hearing is set for Sept. 25.