ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Illinois man has been charged with attempting to kidnap a 9-year-old girl from a Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort.

An arrest affidavit shows Jason Mikel of Minooka is facing charges of kidnapping, battery and cannabis possession.

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He was arrested Sunday and remained in jail Monday.

Jason Mikel, 23, is charged with trying to kidnap a 9-year-old girl at the Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort. (Source: Orange County Jail)

According to the arrest affidavit, Mikel touched the girl on the shoulders in a locker area of the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride and told her to go outside where her mother was.

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The girl got scared and ran to her mother, who had lost sight of her daughter for a brief moment.

Television station WKMG reports that during a court hearing Monday an attorney with the local public defender’s office said the evidence doesn’t support a charge of kidnapping.

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