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Alleged 'Barefoot Bandit' to face charges in US

By TONY WINTON and JUAN McCARTNEY Associated Press Writers

MIAMI (AP) - The American teenager who authorities call the "Barefoot Bandit" will face charges in the U.S. after being deported from the Bahamas.

An initial court appearance for Colton Harris-Moore is scheduled for Wednesday in Miami. It's likely he will eventually be taken to Seattle, where he was indicted.

Law enforcement officials escorted Harris-Moore on a commercial flight to Miami on Tuesday to face prosecution for a two-year string of break-ins and plane thefts across the United States. The FBI took him off the plane and put him into a waiting car.

The 19-year-old convict was deported to the United States, just hours after he pleaded guilty to a minor offense in the Bahamas, where he was arrested.

2010-07-14 09:24:17 GMT

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