July 13, 2018
It’s a wild world out der, frens.
A 23-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Kansas girl he met online, who was found by police in his home last Friday after a 48-hour search.
US Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Dechon White, of St. Paul, was charged Monday in federal court in Kansas.
Court documents indicate White and the girl met online in February, when she was just 12 years old.
White traveled to Lenexa, Kansas, on July 1 to visit the 13-year-old. He allegedly lied to the girl’s mother he was 16 years old, and the woman allowed him to sleep in her daughter’s room.
Prosecutors say he had sex with the victim while staying in her family’s home in Lenexa.
At around 2pm on July 4, the 13-year-old and White told the girl’s mother they were going shopping at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, but instead they boarded a Greyhound bus just before 8pm that evening and traveled more than 450 miles to St. Paul, Minnesota.
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