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Federal, state charges Pa. teen kidnap case

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

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

U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday that a grand jury in Pittsburgh had indicted 31-year-old Joshua Baker of Leeper on federal counts of interstate transportation of a minor and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Clarion County prosecutors earlier announced charges of kidnapping a minor and interfering with custody. District Attorney Mark Aaron alleged that Baker was running away from his wife and was "in a relationship" with the girl.

Baker was arrested Saturday in Martin, two days after a store clerk saw Baker and the girl and called police.

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