SACRAMENTO, CA - A judge quadrupled the bail to $4 million Monday for a convicted sex offender charged with forcing a 7-year-old girl into the trunk of his car in front of the child's mother.

Cedric Lain Holland, 25, faces charges of kidnapping to commit another crime and parole violation.

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In the May 11 incident, the girl and her mother were walking in the area of 54th Street and 47th Avenue when a man stopped his car, grabbed the child and forced her into the trunk.

A short time later, the childescaped from the trunk unharmed.

Holland, who previously was convicted of molesting a 5-year-old girl, was arrested a week later at a home about two miles from the scene of the kidnapping.

In asking for the increased bail at Holland's arraignment Monday afternoon, Deputy District Attorney Shelly McGill called him a clear threat to the community.

Judge Delbert Oros agreed to the bail increase, pending a hearing June 5.

by George Warren,