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Kidnap suspect faces federal action

on April 10, 2013 10:30 AM

CLARION (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and taking her to South Dakota is now facing federal charges.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday that a grand jury in Pittsburgh had indicted Joshua Baker, 31, of Leeper, on federal counts of interstate transportation of a minor and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. Clarion County prosecutors announced state charges of kidnapping a minor and interfering with custody. Baker was arrested Saturday in Martin, S.D., two days after a store clerk saw Baker and the girl and called police.ce Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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