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Man charged with attempted human trafficking

BISMARCK – Authorities here have charged a second man in two days with attempting to pay for sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl who was actually an undercover officer.

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Travis Michael Koropatnicki, 30, Mandan, was charged Tuesday in Burleigh County District Court with attempted human trafficking, a Class A felony.

Court records say Koropatnicki negotiated with an undercover officer to have sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in exchange for $75. Police arrested him after he responded to a location in Bismarck.

A judge set bail at $5,000 cash. Koropatnicki did not have an attorney as of Tuesday.

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