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Texas man charged with having sex with Kansas 15-year-old

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say a 36-year-old man is charged with traveling from Texas to Kansas to have sex with a 15-year-old girl and later bringing the girl back to Texas with him.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Juan Carlos Carmona was charged Thursday with two federal counts. It wasn’t immediately known whether he had an attorney.

The complaint says the investigation began May 16 when the Hutchinson, Kansas, teen was reported missing. Investigators say they found that in April 2018 Carmona drove from Texas to Hutchinson, where he rented a hotel room and had sex with the girl.

The complaint says that after returning to Texas, Carmona came back to Kansas in May. He is accused of picking up the girl and driving her to Houston, where the two had sex.

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