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Missing Girl Found in Trap Door Under Rug in Man’s Bedroom

A Kentucky man was jailed after the authorities reportedly found a missing 16-year-old girl from North Carolina hidden under the floor in his bedroom.

According to reports, last month, a 34-year-old man from Lexington, Kentucky, drove to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to pick up an underage girl he met online. The man, who was reportedly aware that the girl was 16 years old, allegedly told her he was 19. She left with him, and he brought her back to his home. The girl was reported missing shortly after.

On Christmas day, the authorities were called to a home regarding a domestic violence situation. When they arrived, the man’s mother said she was the one who called because her son was fighting with his girlfriend. The man told the authorities that the girl was no longer at the home, but his mother insisted that she was.

The deputies began searching the home, and they reportedly found the man throwing drugs and paraphernalia into a wood-burning stove. They continued looking around, and they located a trap door underneath a rug in the man’s bedroom. When they looked inside, they found the girl, who had been reported missing, and they believed she had taken drugs.

The girl reportedly told the police that the man threatened her life with a pistol and forced her to tell his family she was 18, The man allegedly said he had sex with the girl and supplied her with marijuana and crack.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Pulaski County Detention Center. He is currently being held without bond. He is facing several preliminary charges, including fourth-degree domestic assault with minor injury, first-degree strangulation, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – illegal sex act with a person under the age of 18, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor – illegal controlled substance, resisting arrest, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, buy or possess drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – cocaine, tampering with physical evidence, third-degree sodomy, procuring or promoting the use of a minor by electronic means, and third-degree criminal threats. It is likely charges will be filed in North Carolina, as well.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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