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JACKSON, Miss. A Slidell man found masturbating over a sleeping girl in her bedroom was arrested by U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning, authorities said.

A woman told deputies that she found her 13-year-old daughter's step-father committing the act Monday morning, deputies said. The man left their residence before authorities arrived, but detectives later concluded that he traveled to his brother's house in Jackson, Miss.

U.S. Marshals arrested the man after deputies contacted them, authorities said.Investigators determined that the girl experienced multiple instances of sexual abuse from the man.

He will be sent to St. Tammany Parish and charged with one count of forcible rape, deputies said.

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