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A Billings man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old multiple times after she sought refuge in his home.

Erik Taten Young, 39, had sex with the teen more than 10 times during the past six months, according to charging documents. The teen had been staying at his house after she left her own home due to disputes with her family.

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Young confirmed that he had had sex with the minor, telling police that she initiated it.

Young faces a single count of sexual intercourse without consent. Justice of the Peace David Carter set bond at $75,000 and required GPS monitoring should Young be released.

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Justice reporter for the Billings Gazette.