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Monticello man accused of trying to get girl to engage in sex acts

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Monticello man has been charged in federal court with trying to entice a girl to engage in criminal sexual activity.

The United States Attorney's Office says 19-year-old Colton Rickels is charged with one count of attempted enticement of a minor in a n indictment filed last week.

The court alleges that Rickels tried to get the girl to engage in sex acts in October.

If convicted, Rickels faces up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Rickels was released on bond at a detention hearing today. His trial is set to begin on May 4.  

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