SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Utah man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on a Salt Lake City-area public transit train.

The Deseret News reports that Alec Cole Tate of South Jordan was charged Friday with two counts of felony rape of a child.

Court records do not say whether Tate has a lawyer representing him in the case.

Police allege that Tate asked the girl for her phone number while riding TRAX in July, began text-messaging her, and later met her at a friend's apartment for sex.

Records show that Tate has previous felony and misdemeanor drug convictions.


Information from: Deseret News,