Fresno, California 2022-05-19 13:35:17 –
Rialto police say a 17-year-old man met him online and decided to travel to New York with him. When she went missing, her teenage parents called the police.
Authorities were able to reconcile her contact with New York’s 24-year-old Elijah Clark on social media. Investigators contacted Clark and said it soon became apparent that something was wrong.
He hung up when Detective Agnes Watson called him to identify himself. At that time, Watson says she returned her number in text.
“I received a text from the suspect’s phone … the victim asked,” Help. He won’t let me go. I want to go home. Please bring me home. ” And they said, “Don’t reply to this text message, otherwise you’ll have problems.”
Rialto police called the New York Police Department and found that she was detained against her will. She reunited with her family on Her Mother’s Day.
Clark has been detained and is facing kidnapping charges.
Police hope the case will serve as a reminder for parents to learn what their children are doing on social media.
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