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Federal Judge Orders Accused Rapist Held without Bail

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YAKIMA, Wash.- The Alabama man accused of kidnapping a 14 year old girl from Boise and raping her before being captured at Palouse Falls State Park was back in a federal  courtroom in Yakima Thursday.  

A federal judge granted the government's request to hold Morgan Jones pending his September 8 trial date.  

The trial is now set for the federal courthouse in Richland.  

Franklin County prosecutors recently dropped charges against Jones so the federal government could pursue more severe charges.

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