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Sex offender accused of abusing 4-year-old

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PROVO — A registered sex offender is in the Utah County Jail, accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl after luring her into his apartment.

A police report filed in 4th District Court states that the child's grandmother began looking for the child after she had been missing for about 20 minutes on Nov. 5 at the apartment complex in Pleasant Grove where they live.

The search ended when the child walked out of the man's apartment, police said.

Police later interviewed the man, 36, who admitted he had invited the child into his apartment and touched her genital area.

The child told investigators she lived near a man who choked her and touched her inappropriately, according to the report.

The man was arrested and booked Friday for investigation of aggravated sex abuse of a child and is being held at the jail on $50,000 cash-only bail. He will appear in court again Nov. 28 at 8:30 a.m.