Crime

Man had sex with Kansas girl in hotel room, then took her to Houston, feds say

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A Texas man was charged Thursday in federal court for allegedly having sex with a Hutchinson girl, including after taking her back to his home state.

Juan Carlos Carmona, 36, faces one count of sex with a minor and one count of transporting a minor across state lines to have sex with her.

The girl was 15 years old.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas detailed the allegations in a press release:

In April, Carmona drove to Hutchinson, where he rented a hotel room and he and the girl met.

Carmona went back to Texas, only to return to Hutchinson in early May. He picked up the girl and took her to Houston, where the two had sex.

The girl was reported missing May 6, the day an FBI investigation began.

If convicted, Carmona faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the first count and not less than 10 years and the same fine on the second count.

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