Sexual Assault GPS

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A Mesa County man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl will wear a Global Positioning System device to track his movements, as his case proceeds through the court system.

A district judge approved prosecutors' request to put a GPS tracking device on 26-year-old Isaac Morkus, calling it a "community protection issue."

Morkus is accused of sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl he used to baby-sit during a two-year period. She's now six.

Police started investigating Morkus earlier this year after the girl told a teacher that Morkus had touched her. Chief Deputy District Attorney Tammy Eret says Morkus told police that he touched the girl for her benefit, and to help her sexually.

Morkus will pay the 150-dollar-a-month tracking cost.

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