- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) - A Pleasant Hill man has been accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl he met online.

The Carlisle Police Department says 29-year-old Daniel Lee Ward went to the girl’s house Monday after communicating on Kik, a smartphone messaging system.

Ward is accused of convincing the girl to get into his car. He allegedly drove her to a separate area and forced her to have sexual intercourse with him.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/1i6TFtp ) Ward faces charges of kidnapping, sexual abuse, enticing away a minor and lascivious acts with a child. He was booked at the Warren County Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

Court records do not list an attorney.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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