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Clarion County man who disappeared with 13-year-old girl faces 10 years in prison

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:27 p.m.
 

A Clarion County man who disappeared with a 13-year-old girl for nine days faces a minimum of 10 years in prison if convicted on federal charges, U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday.

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Joshua Baker, 31, of Leeper with taking a minor across state lines to engage in sex and also with crossing state lines to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

The charges reflect the high priority his office places on protecting children, Hickton said.

“One in 10 cases filed by this office are child exploitation cases of some type,” he said.

Baker, who is also facing state charges including kidnapping, disappeared on March 28 after abandoning his wife at a car dealership and was arrested Saturday in Martin, S.D., when police spotted him with the girl at a Dairy Queen.

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