Federal judge orders Wis. suspect in Madisonville teen case to remain in jail

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A federal judge on Tuesday found probable cause to keep a Wisconsin man accused in a case that involved a missing Madisonville teen in jail.

Bryan Rogers appeared in a federal court in Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon. His attorneys had been seeking pretrial release, saying he was only trying to help the girl.

Rogers is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after allegedly instructing the teen to gather video evidence that she was being sexually abused before bringing her from Tennessee to Wisconsin.

Rogers’s attorneys claimed he was ignorant of the law when the teen reached out for help in escaping an allegedly sexually abusive situation in her home involving her adoptive father Randall Pruitt.

Rogers has an arraignment scheduled for February 21.

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