A 12-year-old girl who was lured on social media by an 18-year-old man was found safe early Tuesday morning (April 19, 2016) according to Palos Hills Police.
The girl’s mother called police on Monday after hearing that the girl did no show up to school that day.
An excerpt from the Palos Patch article of April 18, 2016, titled “Palos Hills Girl, 12, Found Safe After Lured by Man on Social Media: Police“:
Local detectives jumped into the investigation, quickly learning that she had come into contact with an older man through social media. Tuesday around 3 a.m., the girl was located in the 6000 block of North Ridge Avenue in Chicago, along with two other juvenile girls in the man’s company.
The 18-year-old man was taken into custody and charges are pending.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Palos Patch article mentioned above, as well as the April 19 wgntv.com article (with video) titled “Man in custody after 12-year-old lured on social media.”