Utah man accused of raping 12-year-old girl he met on train

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 <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900012516/utah-man-charged-with-raping-12-year-old-he-met-on-trax.html”>reports</a> 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.

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Information from: Deseret News, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.deseretnews.com”>http://www.deseretnews.com</a>

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