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Facebook Tip Leads Police to Missing Cranberry Teens Found in Ohio

An 18-year-old Marietta, OH man faces charges in the incident.

An 18-year-old Ohio man is facing charges after police found two teen Cranberry girls who had been reported missing by their parents at his house in Marietta.

Jordan Skylar Wilson is charged with two counts of interference with the custody of children and two counts of concealing the whereabouts of a child in the Sept. 4 incident. Both are felony charges. He also is charged with two counts of corruption of minors, which are misdemeanors.

Police found the girls, ages 14 and 16, Tuesday evening after a relative of the 14-year-old found Wilson’s contact information through Facebook and reported it to . Officers then contacted the Marietta Police Department. Officers there located the girls, along with their personal belongings, at Wilson’s home on Brentwood Street. Both were unharmed.

Wilson is awaiting a preliminary hearing before A date has not been set.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Cranberry police, the mother of the 14-year-old saw the girl before she was supposed to leave for school Tuesday but later that morning received an email from indicating her daughter was absent or tardy from school. She also received a voicemail from Seneca Valley confirming the girl had not shown up for class.

The mother of the 16-year-old received a similar message. Both teens also had removed personal items from their homes, according to court records.

A neighbor of the teens on Sunnydale Drive also told police he saw the girls loading their bags into a dark-gray Cadillac at about 11 a.m. that day. Inside the car were two white men described by the neighbor as appearing to be in their early 20s.

The neighbor’s son, who is a friend of both girls, said the 16-year-old also mentioned several months ago that she was thinking about leaving and going to Ohio, the complaint said. The neighbor’s son also tried contacting the 16-year-old on her cell phone, but it was been shut off.

The girls were located at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police in Marietta took custody of them and transported them to the police station in Cranberry.  Both teens were picked up at the station by their parents.

Miranda Malone September 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM
How do we stem the flow of PRIMARILY girls who under a false assumption about life? It is unnerving to know that girls out here do NOT realize how STUPID and DANGEROUS this kind of situation is. Several years ago, there was a young girl who was disgusted with her family. She snuck out on Thanksgiving Day PRESUMING that she was meeting another young person. It was a shock to her to find herself the prisoner of a 47 year old man who took her and placed her in a dungeon in his basement in Virginia. I believe this same girl felt that it was important to go to all of the schools in the area to WARN YOUNG LADIES. I just wish that these young girls would have heard her story. Also, I want to praise the NEIGHBOR, NEIGHBOR'S SON and the CRANBERRY TWP. POLICE. WE FERVENTLY APPRECIATE ALL of YOUR EFFORTS. These kids are NOT MINE but I FEEL COMPASSION and APPRECIATION for PEOPLE WHO DO THE RIGHT THING> THANK YOU, ALL!!!

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