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Man from Springfield Accused of Attempted Child Kidnapping Facing More Charges

A man from Springfield is now facing more charges for a separate incident after being arrested for attempted child abduction.

48-year-old Danny Piper was arrested April 12 after investigators say he attempted to abduct a child from the Dream Center on West Atlantic earlier that day.

Authorities say that during an interrogation the following day, Piper admitted to touching two underage girls inappropriately at a local church in January of 2022.

He was later banned from the church following the incident.

Police investigated the admission, and have now charged him with three counts of child molestation.

He is also facing unofficial charges of attempted kidnapping and enticement of a child stemming from the incident at the Dream Center.

SPD is concerned there may have been other instances of child endangerment involving Piper. If you have any information and would like to come forward, contact police and investigators at (417) 864-1810.