UPDATE: Man Accused of Raping Girl at a Hamburg Beach

August 8, 2014 Updated Aug 8, 2014 at 11:29 PM EDT

By WKBW Staff

August 8, 2014 Updated Aug 8, 2014 at 11:29 PM EDT

HAMBURG, NY (WKBW) Thirty-six-year-old Barry Hollis of Niagara Falls as been charged with rape.

According to authorities, Hollis pretended to be a 17-year-old boy in order to begin a relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Authorities say he raped the young teen at a beach in Hamburg. His car has been impounded by Erie County Sheriffs.

Their "relationship" began in August of 2013, and ended in October of last year.

Law enforcement officials say part of the evidence in this case includes a series of 14,000 text messages, back and forth between the girl and Hollis.

Hollis made headlines last month when he was arrested after allegedly molesting an 8-year-old girl on a ride at Fantasy Island.

He was out on $2,500 bail.

In addition to the 2nd degree rape charge, Hollis is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sex act.

He is due in Hamburg Town Court for a felony hearing on August 15. He's being held at the Erie County Holding Center on $200,000 bail.

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