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OKC man facing charges after allegedly picking up 13-year-old runaway for sex

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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is facing charges after allegedly heading to Colorado to pick up a 13-year-old girl for sex.

According to the court records, Oklahoma City police were able to find  a 13-year-old girl, who ran away from her home in Colorado.

Officers say they traced an IP address of social media accounts to an Oklahoma City apartment, where they allegedly found the 13-year-old and 43-year-old Mark Sumpter.

The complaint alleges that Sumpter and the girl communicated through a couple of websites and exchanged sexually explicit photos and messages.

Afterward, authorities say Sumpter headed to Colorado to pick up the girl and drove back to Oklahoma.

According to the affidavit, Sumpter was able to convince his friend to drive him to Colorado by saying that he was picking up his daughter.

The affidavit claims Sumpter and the girl admitted to having sex multiple times.

He is charged with transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

If convicted, Sumpter faces up to life in prison.