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Jail Authorities Keep Inmate Scheduled for Release

Jail Authorities Keep Inmate Scheduled for Release

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Some double-checking at the Iron County Jail helped prevent a man wanted for alleged sexual abuse from going free.

Thirty-two-year-old Christopher Allen Morgan, of Cedar City, had been serving time in jail since June for traffic infractions and a D-U-I drug charge. He was scheduled to be released Friday.

But authorities didn't let him out of jail after discovering an arrest warrant for two counts of aggravated sex abuse -- both first-degree felonies.

He was booked back into jail on 100-thousand dollars cash-only bail.

Morgan is accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl twice after she had fallen asleep.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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