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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
An Alabama man charged with transporting a minor over state lines in order to have sexual relations with her was found guilty on all counts in a federal courthouse in Montgomery Wednesday.
Charles Dean Partin, 58, of Clayton, was convicted of taking the now 15-year-old girl to Tennessee and Ohio where he sexually assaulted her. He was also convicted of transporting a stolen vehicle over state lines.
George L. Beck, Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, says Partin started molesting the girl when she was 8-years-old.
The victim became pregnant with Partin's child, DNA later proved, when she was 14.
The girl was placed in DHR custody following an investigation by Tennessee law enforcement in September 2012 in which an employee at a campground reported what he believe to be sex between Partin and the victim.
Authorities say Partin knew or believed he was being investigated by DHR
for having an improper relationship with the minor when he abducted the
girl from DHR custody and made plans to travel to Mexico.
The abduction sparked an Amber Alert and Partin was ultimately found in Ohio.
A federal judge had previously refused to throw out the case against Partin and his motion for acquittal was also denied.
Partin faces a sentence of at least 10 years in federal prison, plus fines and probation.