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Nebraska state troopers find missing Maine girl, arrest man with her

Nebraska state troopers find missing Maine girl, arrest man with her

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California man after finding a missing Maine girl at a rest area near Brady, Nebraska.

A missing-person alert had been issued for the 15-year-old girl in Maine, according to a patrol press release.

On Tuesday, the patrol received information from the Lewiston (Maine) Police Department that a missing juvenile might be traveling with another person through Nebraska. Troopers located the suspect vehicle, a Ford Mustang, at the Brady rest area, near mile marker 194 on Interstate 80.

The girl and a man were found at the rest area. The man, a 23-year-old from Vacaville, California, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was jailed in Lincoln.

The juvenile was being returned to Maine.


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