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$100,000 bond for Mich. man accused of fondling boy at Toledo-area hospital


Dean Elmer is arraigned Monday in Toledo Municipal Court.

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A $100,000 bond was set today for a Bedford Township man who is accused of fondling a 13-year-old boy at Mercy St. Anne Hospital in West Toledo. 

Dean Elmer, 54, of 6222 S. Dixie Hwy., is charged with gross sexual imposition, inducing panic, and vandalism from the alleged incident on Thursday. Police allege that Mr. Elmer went into a restroom with the teenager and allegedly pulled down the boy‘s pants and fondled him, according to court records. ‍The charges state the boy has a mental or physical condition that would impair his ability to respond and that the defendant likely would have known this.

Mr. Elmer, who was a patient at the hospital while the boy was visiting, also is charged with inducing panic for running and hiding from hospital police, and with vandalism for later kicking out and destroying a hospital window in an attempt to flee.

He is being held in the Lucas County jail.

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