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Man Charged with Abducting and Assaulting Girl in Irvine

A 31-year-old man was charged Friday with abducting and sexually assaulting a girl in Irvine.

Hamid Adam Amani pleaded not guilty Friday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana.

He is charged with kidnapping to commit a sex offense, assault of a minor with the intent to commit a sex offense, two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14 and a count of lewd acts on a child, all felonies, according to court records.

Amani was ordered to return to court for a pretrial hearing Sept. 24 in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

The girl was abducted on Tuesday, but two of the alleged sex offenses happened on Jan. 1 of this year, according to court records.

A spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney's Office did not immediately have any details on the allegations.

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