Deputy rescues 13-calendar year-previous Fla. lady from lodge space with male she fulfilled on Snapchat

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) – A 13-12 months-outdated Florida female is now protected soon after a sheriff’s deputy spent several hours monitoring down the male who allegedly took her to a motel for sexual intercourse.

Deputy Royce James spent hrs, with restricted data, tracking down 22-yr-aged Tyler Thompson. The suspect was allegedly in the firm of a missing 13-year-previous woman from Oak Hill, Florida, who investigators say met Thompson on Snapchat.

Following the teen was reported lacking Thursday by her grandmother, James commenced investigating. A close friend of the target advised him she was supposed to be picked up at a Dollar Basic by the suspect, whose identify was documented to begin with a T, possibly Tyler, and was stated to be from Orlando.

Tyler Thompson, 22, was taken into custody on prices of interference with kid custody and touring to meet up with immediately after applying a computer to lure a child. More expenses are pending.(Resource: Volusia County Corrections)

The friend said the pair ended up then going to a motel, so James went from one particular motel to an additional, displaying the lacking girl’s photograph and searching at verify-ins. Ultimately, he observed a feasible match at an Edgewater motel.

When James entered the motel space, the lacking teenager ran into his arms and gave him a hug, according to officers. He then comforted the distraught woman, who claimed Thompson experienced sex with her, in advance of calling for backup.

“When she observed I was a deputy, she came managing to me and went into my left arm,” James mentioned. “She was thanking me for finding her, thanking me for conserving her and obtaining her out of that condition. She wouldn’t leave my side the period of my shift.”

The sufferer requested James to stay with her when she was medically cleared and interviewed. Afterward, the deputy reunited her with her loved ones.

James says he’s pleased he was able to find the lady and feels offended at the suspect.

Thompson was taken into custody on fees of interference with baby custody and traveling to satisfy right after utilizing a personal computer to entice a little one, officers say. He was released from jail Friday evening after putting up $15,000 bail.

Added rates are pending.

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