TEEN MISSING FOR OVER A YEAR FOUND ALIVE AT SUSPECTED CAPTOR?S HOME
A missing North Carolina teen is home safe after disappearing more than a year ago, officialssay.
Her suspected captor, 31-year-old Michael Ren Wysolovski, was arrested on a slew of charges thatinclude sex offenses, false imprisonment and cruelty to children, according to WAGA-TV.
Michael Wysolovski is seen in court. The 31-year-old faces a slew of charges, including falseimprisonment of a teen.
Family members reported the 16-year-old girl missing in May of 2016. She?s not being identifieddue to the nature of the alleged crimes.
Her parents told police they woke up on May 23, 2016 to find their daughter missing and thefront door unlocked. At the time, investigators were not sure if she left on her own or was indistress.
Her parents later discovered diary entries that their daughter had written about an older manshe met online, according to WBTV-TV. Her father told the station that the man ?gradually wormedhis way into her good graces.?
After months without any trace, an FBI special agent in Charlotte received a tip that the girlwas in the Atlanta area, according to WAGA. Over the weekend, investigators found her alive at theDuluth, Georgia residence where Wysolovski was allegedly holding her.
?We found my starlight and after a brief hospital stay she will return to her home,? onerelative posted on Facebook. ?It is a blessing from God. Please pray for our family.?
Wysolovski faced a judge Monday to hear the list of state charges he faces. No bond was setduring the short court appearance.
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