- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) - Two southeast Missouri men are charged in the kidnapping of a 13-year-old northeast Arkansas girl who they met on Facebook.

Twenty-five-year-old Hank Crawford of Steele, Missouri, faces kidnapping and rape charges. Sixty-three-year-old Mickey Young, also of Steele, is charged with kidnapping.

The Jonesboro Sun (https://bit.ly/1KTFJ9u ) reports that the teen’s grandparents called police after her grandfather saw the girl get into a car with out-of-state plates and disappear. Court documents say the grandfather also found a series of Facebook messages dating back to August between the teen and Crawford.

Osceola police say officers arrested the men when they returned the girl two days later. Police say Crawford admitted having sex with the girl.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, https://www.jonesborosun.com

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