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Wolf Point man charged after kidnapping of 4-year-old

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The man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from a Wolf Point playground was charged in tribal court on Tuesday.

John William Lieba II, 20, was charged in Fort Peck Tribal Court with felony kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted murder.

Court documents state Lieba II allegedly abducted the girl from a popular park shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday before he sexually assaulted her in the vicinity of Wolf Point on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, tribal prosecutors state.

Lieba II also attempted to kill the child by strangulation, according to the charges filed by tribal prosecutor Adrienne R. Weinberger.

It was unclear Tuesday from charging documents if Lieba II knew the girl. He was being held without bond Tuesday.

The FBI is also investigating the case and federal charges are expected.

The abduction sparked a statewide Amber Alert early Saturday morning. The girl was found shortly before noon on Sunday about six miles from the park where she was taken.

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