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Man caught in car with teen charged with rape

FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Birmingham man after finding him in a parked car with a 14-year-old girl.

Investigators say 26-year-old John Alexander Ballard met the teenager online. 

According to Sheriff Jimmy Harris, Ballard continued communicating with the girl online and through text message. 

Investigators say he arranged to meet the girl in DeKalb County.

Ballard is charged with rape, sodomy, interference with custody, and enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes. His bond is set at $55,000.

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