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Colorado man facing sexual assault charges tied to missing child case

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Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 10:36 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 12:34 PM MST
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WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KKTV) - A 30-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a missing child.

Michael Patrick Buckley was arrested Wednesday afternoon shortly after the 11-year-old was found in Jefferson County. The child was first reported missing early Tuesday evening by her mother and was later the subject of an Amber Alert. Police credit a tip from a vigilant citizen in helping to find the young girl.

Buckley is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail. The Westminster Police Department says to protect the child, it will not release any other information on the case.

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