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This undated booking photo provided by the Liberty County Sheriff's Department in Liberty, Texas, shows Eric McGowen. McGowan, 20, the first defendant to face trial among a group of men and boys accused of repeatedly raping a young Texas girl, vanished Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 during a break in the proceedings in Liberty, Texas, following emotionally charged testimony from the alleged victim. McGowen, is among 14 adults charged in the case. Prosecutors and defense attorneys huddled briefly with Judge Mark Morefield after McGowen failed to return to the courtroom following an afternoon break. The judge then told jurors the trial will go on without him. Morefield later said a bench warrant had been issued, and McGowen's bail was increased from $35,000 to $250,000. The judge denied a defense motion for a continuance in the case and said the trial will resume Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Courtesy the Liberty County Sheriff's Department)

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