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Man charged in girl's kidnapping, rape to undergo psych eval

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A man facing multiple life sentences after authorities say he kidnapped an 8-year-old girl and raped her for several hours has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation. 

David Alex Brigham, 48, of Unionville appeared in court on Monday, Aug. 29 where a judge referred him for a psychological evaluation.

Brigham is charged with 24 counts related to the alleged abduction.

Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene said the charges include two counts of kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and 18 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Brigham faces up to life in prison on eight of the counts related to the kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct.

The girl was abducted from a home in the area of Swaffer Road in Millington during the early morning hours on July 30.

Police began an immediate search for the child. Later that morning, Brigham returned the girl to her home while police were there.

He was immediately arrested.

Brigham was a former relative through marriage and knew the child, Reene said.

Bond was initially set for $3 million but was later withdrawn completely.

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