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Multiple felonies filed in sex case

A man arrested last week after a girl said he pinned her to a wall and touched her against her will now faces several felonies in the case.

Paris R. Patmon II, 28, of the 1800 block of Fox Point Trail, was originally jailed on one count of rape or other sexual conduct but was formally charged Tuesday with two counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.

The investigation began when a 15-year-old girl told police July 13 that Patmon had her meet him in a hallway of the apartment building where he grabbed her by the arm, shoved her against the wall and forced a hand down her pants.

The girl told police there had been another encounter a couple of weeks earlier in which he tried to have sex with her in the basement of the building.

Patmon denied all the allegations when interviewed by police and offered to take a voice stress test, but the results showed he was not being truthful.

Patmon continued to deny all the allegations after police confronted him about the results, according to court records.