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Man charged with kidnapping teen

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A man who allegedly told a 13-year-old girl he would take her to Colombia was charged in 3rd District Court Wednesday.

The man, 33, lived in a Salt Lake County apartment with a 13-year-old girl, her mother and another roommate. The man had sex with the girl at least six times, charges state.

On Jan. 13 the man told the girl they must leave for Columbia so he would not be jailed, charges state. The man bought a bus ticket and took her to Denver, where they were arrested.

The man, 33, was charged with child kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and six counts of child rape, a first-degree felony.