Man charged with taking explosives to LA pride parade is now charged with child sex assault too

A 20-year-old Indiana man charged with taking explosives to a California gay Pride parade last week has now been charged with having sex with a 12-year-old girl in Indiana.


James Wesley Howell remains in custody on a $2 million bail in California after being indicted on Tuesday.

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But on Wednesday, an Indiana prosecutor filed one felony charge of child sex assault against him, and a bid to extradite him for a trial.

Howell assaulted the child, whom he met through an adult friend, at a state forestry property on May 31, Indiana prosecutor Jeremy Mull told The Associated Press, Daily Mail reports.

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