SPARTANBURG, S.C. — An 81-year-old man was arrested after police say he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from school.
The child’s grandmother told police that the girl was walking home from school when James Holmes grabbed her, hugged her, touched her breast and put his tongue in her mouth.
Police arrested Holmes and charged him with assault and battery. He was later released on a $20,000 bond. In his defense, Holmes says he is sorry and the entire incident was just an err in judgement.
“I just hugged her the wrong way,” he told News 4’s Gabrielle Komorowski. “I apologize. I’m sorry it ever happened. I knew better. It’s not anything that I’m proud of.”
The girl’s grandmother says her granddaughter has seen Holmes sitting on his porch before, but that she did not know him. She says she went public with the story in hopes of protecting other children.
“The man has got to be sick in the head to do something like this to a child. And I hope they do evaluate him, get him some help and I hope he has to pay. He scared my granddaughter to death,” the grandmother said.
Unless it’s Helen Mirren or Raquel Welch, the thought of being intimate with an elderly person creeps me out like you wouldn’t believe. Can you imagine an old man’s slimy tongue, caked with K & W Cafeteria’s potato salad, probing around in your mouth? All the while, listening to his grunting and mewling with the faint hissing sound of oxygen being pumped through the tubes in his nose? Lord, I just made myself gag. To be honest, I’d give an old man a handjob to completion before I’d let him French kiss me.Tags: Crime, Elderly, james Holmes, Sexual Assault, South Carolina, tongue