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Brooklyn Park man accused of raping a minor

A Brooklyn Park man has been jailed Thursday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old Milwaukee girl he met online.

Tony Xiong, 35 had been chatting with the 16-year-old online and decided to drive to Milwaukee where he picked her up from her home, returned to his residence in Minneapolis and allegedly raped her three times while holding her against her will.

According to 5 Eyewitness News, the young girl was able to contact her family through the use of Xiong's computer after two days in his custody.

Xiong reported that he knew the child was a minor but he denied both raping and holding the girl against her will.

In a report by The Star Tribune, Xiong has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. If convicted, he faces up to 18 years in prison, a $35,000 fine, or both.