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May 29, 2009
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Mesa Co. man charged with sexual assault on child

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado " A Mesa County man accused of having sex with a minor and using a cell phone camera to record the encounters has been charged with several counts.

Prosecutors charged 40-year-old Robert Fortier on Thursday with sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Authorities arrested Fortier at his home last week.

An arrest affidavit indicates Fortier had sex with a 14-year-old girl before the teen's mother found her daughter in bed with Fortier in September or October. The affidavit says the girl told her mother and stepfather she had sex with Fortier, but she later recanted the admission.

Fortier has denied having sexual contact with the teen.

He's being held on $150,000 bail.

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