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Topeka man facing three charges after heading to Colorado with 14-year-old girl

A 47-year-old man who was arrested with a former 14-year-old cast member from a Topeka community theater production is facing three charges.

Shawnee County District Court records show Michael Fitzgerald, of Topeka, was charged Wednesday with indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child and electronic solicitation.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the girl was reported missing on January 22nd.  She was found two days later with Fitzgerald at a hotel in Cortez, Colorado.

The two both performed in the Topeka Civil Theatre production of “Elf: The Musical” before they went missing.

Fitzgerald remains in custody on $250,000 bond.

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