- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest, police said Thursday.

Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont say they found the girl in an apartment Wednesday afternoon. They arrested 53-year-old Timothy Wind on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping, Internet exploitation, child enticement and sexual assault on a child. He was being held in the Boulder County Jail and it wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

The Associated Press is not identifying the girl because it does not generally name victims of possible sexual assault.

Cmdr. Jeff Satur said Wind traveled nearly 4,000 miles from Longmont to Hartford, Connecticut, and back with the girl. He says the two met online and had been communicating for a while before he picked her up on Aug. 25. That was when her family says she asked for permission to go outside.

The girl told a child advocate that she met Wind about two years ago through a website and became friends, according to his arrest affidavit. She said she and Wind planned to leave Connecticut in March but decided August was better. While en route to Colorado, the girl said, Wind took her to several places “as if they were on a honeymoon,” including the place where his parents first met, the affidavit says. The drive took about six days.

The girl said she and Wind had slept together but denied having sex with him, the report says. An FBI agent later found a poem, believed to have been written by the girl, professing her love for Wind. It was saved on a computer along with pornographic images of an older white man, the affidavit said.

Her parents were working Thursday to bring her home.

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