Camp Verde man accused of sex abuse of teen girl

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Yavapai County authorities have arrested a 61-year-old Camp Verde man for the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage girl.

County Sheriff's Office detectives say Michael Taylor was booked Monday into the Camp Verde Detention Center on one count of sexual abuse and one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

The 13-year-old girl's mother says her daughter claims Taylor sexually molested her on Feb. 26 at the Sedona Golf Resort, where Taylor does janitorial work. Authorities say Taylor also allegedly tried to molest the same girl last October.

Sheriff's officials say Taylor was interviewed by detectives Monday and admitted to sexual contact with the victim. It was unclear Tuesday whether Taylor has hired a lawyer.

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