More details emerging after missing child, suspect found at Mansfield-area Walmart
RICHMOND TWP, PA. (WENY) – More details are emerging about the AMBER Alert for a missing Genesee County teen that ended with the suspect's arrest at a Walmart outside of Mansfield.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, they were able to track down 14-year-old Kamerie Elliott after the Genesee County Sheriff's Office pinged her cell phone and got a hit at the Richmond Township Walmart.
Police then found the girl and suspect, 22-year-old Guillermo Torres-Acevedo. Elliott was safe and Torres-Acevedo was arrested on a warrant for violating an order of protection.
According to 13WHAM, the AMBER Alert was triggered Thursday morning after Elliott got off the bus at her school on West Bergen Road in Byron and willingly left with Torres-Acevedo in his SUV. Deputies reportedly say the girl's mother was the one to file the missing persons report.
Torres-Acevedo's sister reportedly told 13WHAM that her brother and Elliott were in a secret relationship, but it is unclear how the two met.
On Monday, November 26, Torres-Acevedo was reportedly arrested on rape and other child sex abuse-related charges, according to State Police. The arrest stemmed from a report submitted earlier this month to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The victim in the case was a minor.
Torres-Acevedo was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. Yesterday's AMBER Alert was reportedly issued because of these charges, Genesee County Deputies say.
Torres-Acevedo is in the Tioga County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Genesee County.
According to the Tioga County District Attorney's office, Torres-Acevedo is due in court on December 10th.