Suspected Molester Held without Bail

By Megan Hansen
Nisqually Valley News
April 10, 2009

Level II sex offender Daniel J. Holdren, 45, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly molested an 11-year-old girl.

The girl claims that since June 2008 Holdren had inappropriate contact with her, said Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil.

Holdren was arrested and booked into Thurston County Jail for first-degree child molestation after the girl came forward with the alleged abuse.

The allegations were brought before Thurston County Superior Court Monday and a probable cause for information was established.

Holdren is being held without bail and was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.

During the hearing a sexual assault protection order was granted and a “safe-to-be-at-large” evaluation was set.

The evaluation determines safety concerns if Holdren is released from custody.

Most of the alleged incidents occurred around church-related functions at the Church of the Nazarene, which meets at the Yelm Adult Community Center.

“There was a lot of grooming behavior,” Stancil said. “Buying her things, making her things — typical pattern.”

In 1988 Holdren was convicted of indecent liberties, after incidents involving a juvenile relative. He was charged again in 2003 with communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Holdren registered as a Level II sex offender in 1988 and has been on supervised probation since that time.

“There was nothing restricting him from being around kids,” Stancil said.

He is, however, restricted from consuming controlled substances and possessing a firearm.

Yelm Police believe Holdren may have additional victims, and encourage them to come forward.

“There is a strong likelihood of additional victims,” Stancil said.

Holdren lives in the 8900 block of Mulberry Court Southeast. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 336 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Yelm Police Department at 360-458-5701.


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