- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 31-year-old man has appeared in court to face allegations of aggravated sexual abuse and unlawful transportation of minors.

KOIN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2afMjvw ) that Jose Antonio Mejia’s attorney entered not guilty pleas to the charges Thursday on his client’s behalf. Mejia has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, where he is under a U.S. Marshals hold.

An indictment released Thursday says the suspect engaged in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12 sometime in March. He’s also accused of transporting the alleged victim across state lines to engage in sexual activity.

Mejia is scheduled to face trial in September.

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Information from: KOIN-TV, https://www.koin.com/

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