Police: Man uses 'puppies' to lure girl with special needs

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A man was arrested after Cobb County Police said William Turner used "puppies" to lure a girl with special needs into his home and inappropriately touch her. 

Turner faces charges of sexual battery, showing obscene material and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

Police said the ordeal happened Jan. 18 at Turner's home off Dunn Road in the Mableton area, which sits directly across from H.A.V.E.N. Academy. The school supports children with special needs. 

Police said in a warrant, the girl was dropped off by an Uber in front of the school, and proceeded to walk across the street to see the dogs in Turner's front yard and play with them. 

The warrant states, "[Turner] ushered her inside" and proceeded to fondle her and show her pornography. 

Court documents allege he offered her alcohol and told her to come back when she wanted to skip school. 

Cobb County Schools officials said in a statement that when the girl did not show up at school that morning, they notified her parents and authorities. 

Turner was arrested Feb. 20. His bond in the Cobb County Jail is more than $11,000. 

A statement from the school district reads:  

"We are aware of a student who was dropped off by Uber in the community near Haven. The student did not enter our building until after we had notified her parents and authorities that she had not arrived at school. We are supporting the student through this difficult time and in accordance with our policy, immediately informed Crimes Against Children and the Cobb County Police Department."