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New York man charged with abduction for grabbing, trying to kiss minor at Cleveland airport

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 17:14:36-04

CLEVELAND — A New York man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly tried to kiss a minor at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Saturday and then held her arm to prevent her from escaping.

According to Cleveland Municipal Court records, David Harze, 19, of Long Island, New York, is charged with abduction, a third-degree felony.

Court records state that on Saturday, a juvenile female was approached by a man, later identified as Harze, who asked for her phone number and told her he would "keep her safe."

When the girl told the Harze she wasn't interested, he "placed his face against hers and attempted to pull her closer towards him to kiss her," court records state. He then grabbed her arm several times, preventing her from getting away from him.

The girl yelled for help and managed to escape when a bystander stepped in, court records state. Harze then fled the scene.

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