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LP man accused of first degree criminal sexual conduct

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Lake Park man on three felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Paul Anthony Champagne, 33, of 129 Hawley St., is accused of sexually abusing a female relative under the age of 13 while they were living at the same residence.

According to court records, the defendant had been asked to babysit the girl on multiple occasions between May and October of this year, and allegedly engaged in multiple incidents of sexual activity with her, including both oral and anal sex.

The matter came to light on Oct. 2, when the girl informed someone at the school she attended that she was being sexually abused, and that person was mandated by law to report the allegation.