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Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Propositioning Girl on Flight

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl onboard a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City was in court Friday and pleaded guilty.

During a court hearing, 66-year-old Hans Loudermilk admitted to touching the 15-year-old girl on the chin and rubbing her leg while on board a Delta Airlines flight.

Prosecutors say he told the girl sitting next to him that he could teach her things and that she was old enough to marry him in Utah.

Loudermilk is pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault. In return, prosecutors are dropping two counts of sexual abuse on an aircraft.

The defense attorney claims that Loudermilk was in the beginning stages of bipolar disorder at the time of the incident.

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Man with Disability Gets to Be Dispatcher for a Day at West Valley City Police

(WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah) -- A West Valley City man with a mental disability has a brand new MP3 player thanks to some emergency dispatchers.

To hear music, David Van Bibber was calling into 911. Dispatchers in West Valley City asid he called more than 4,000 times in just one week.

When they found out about David, emergency dispatcher Kari Bueno and her co-workers took up a collection and bought him a music player of his own.

"We found it was somebody with a disability who is just trying to listen to music. There was no intent to call 911, Bueno said. "It wasn't just some kid trying to cause us problems."

They also made him a junior police officer and let him be a dispatcher for a day.

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Police Investigating Abduction Case After Child Is Found in Good Condition

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A child was found in good condition following a reported abduction on Tuesday.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, a woman said she left her 4-year-old granddaughter alone in a car for a few minutes. When the woman came back, the car and child were gone.

Authorities issued an amber alert and the car and child were soon located.

Police said the child was in good condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact the police at 801-799-3000.

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Man Shot in Face in Salt Lake City Parking Lot

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a man injured on Sunday.

The victim told Salt Lake City Police he was standing in a parking lot on the 400 block of S. 400 West Street around 7 a.m., when the suspect drove up to him, produced a handgun, and fired one round before fleeing.

Police say the victim was shot in the face, but had non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male driving a white vehicle with tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Salt Lake City police at (801) 799-3000.

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Police Search for SLC Bank Robber

Salt Lake City Police Department(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank on Friday.

The Salt Lake City Police Department says the man entered the bank on the 3000 block of S. Richmond Street around 4:40 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller, indicating that he had a weapon. After the teller complied, the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white man, 20 to 30 years old, wearing glasses, a fake mustache, a multi-colored camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and a black baseball cap with possibly a San Diego and San Francisco logo on it, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call authorities at (801) 799-3000.

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