Alleged 'party dad' accused of sexual abuse

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Police say a Walden father not only supplied alcohol and cigarettes to his 12-year-old daughter?s friends, but they claim he sexually abused seven of them as well.

Village of Walden police have accused 36-year-old Darren Frank of playing the role of ?party dad? for nearly a year. They say seven girls, ages 11 to 14, have come forward with sexual abuse allegations against Frank.

Several neighbors say they were used to seeing girls coming and going from the home and were not surprised to hear what allegedly happened there.

Police say they learned of the alleged events at the home when one of the victims told her boyfriend. The boyfriend told his mom, who then reported it. The victims have all been given orders of protection from Frank.

Frank faces several charges of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawfully dealing with a child, sex abuse and forcible touching. He is due back in court Feb. 13.

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