Ardmore man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl appears in court

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ARDMORE, OK -- An Ardmore man accused of abducting and raping a 7-year-old girl appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon.

27-year-old Brendon Marusak was in Carter County court for a preliminary hearing Thursday.

His arraignment has been set for July 23rd.

Marusak was charged last year with 3 counts of first degree rape along with kidnapping a child, first degree burglary and possession of meth.

Police say he took the child from her home over Labor Day Weekend of 2013 and sexually assaulted her at his nearby apartment.