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May 5, 2013

Man accused of kidnapping, raping 6-year-old boy

— A Confluence area man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a 6 year-old Fayette County boy.

State police in Uniontown said Brian T. Lynch, 45, drove the boy to Westmoreland County and then sexually assaulted him in the back seat of his vehicle late Saturday night. Lynch then left the boy unattended at a park.

Latrobe Police Department found the boy and investigators found Lynch at a nearby home, taking him into custody, state police said.

The boy had been reported missing earlier that day in Henry Clay Township in Fayette County, just across the Somerset County line.

Lynch allegedly confessed to assaulting the youth, according to investigators.

He currently faces nine felonies, including kidnapping, rape of a child and aggravated indecent assault, online court records show.

Lynch was jailed Sunday after failing to post $250,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is currently set for May 15, online records show.

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