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Prosecutors: Man sexually assaulted teen girl he met online

June 28, 2019

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man drove to western Pennsylvania to pick up a teenage girl he met online and then brought her back to his home and sexually assaulted her.

Middlesex County prosecutors say 23-year-old Andrew Carnegie-Blackman, of Highland Park, faces numerous charges including kidnapping, human trafficking, child endangerment and two counts of sexual assault. He was due to make his initial court appearance Friday, and it wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney.

Authorities say Carnegie-Blackman drove to the Pittsburgh area Tuesday and picked up the 16-year-old West Newton girl, who was reported missing a few hours later. She was found Wednesday afternoon at Carnegie-Blackman’s home after a friend of the teen provided information to authorities.

West Newton is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh

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