BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -
Police have charged 32-year-old Clifford
Franklin with the kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old girl in
Birmingham two weeks ago.
Charges include first-degree rape,
first-degree sodomy and first-degree kidnapping. Franklin was
arrested Friday by the Walker County sheriff's department.
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