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UPDATE: Two Arrests in Connection with Missing W.Va. Teen

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 9/4/13 @ 3:45 p.m.
TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two arrests have been made in connection with a missing teenager from Taylor County, W.Va.

West Virginia State Police say Lewis Dailey, 22, of Menifee County, Ky., started a relationship with the 14-year-old girl online. Then, on Sunday he went to her home, lured her out and took her to the home of 37-year-old Jamey Dodrill in Fairmont, W.Va., where both men raped her, according to a news release.

The victim went missing on Sunday and a Silver Alert was issued. On Tuesday, she walked into the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.

Both men are charged with kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual assault and conspiracy.

Investigators say this is a crime this young girl will never be able to forget.

"She will be emotionally and physically scarred the rest of her life, Sergeant Michael Baylous said. "It's sickening to think that people will prey on people, but that's the society we live in."

A third man, Allen Reeves, 23, of Parkersburg, W.Va., has also been arrested on unrelated charges. State Police say during this investigation they found that Reeves also chatted with the girl online and tried to meet her. He is also a fugitive from Maryland.

WSAZ.com is not using the name of the victim since she's a rape victim.



UPDATE 9/3/13 @ 5:20 p.m.
TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Silver Alert has been cancelled for a missing 14-year-old girl in Taylor County.

West Virginia State Police say the teenager turned herself into police Tuesday afternoon.

The girl was reported missing Sunday night.

Few details have been released about her disappearance, but state police say they believe social media played a role.

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ORIGINAL STORY 9/2/13
TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Silver Alert has been issued statewide for a missing 14-year-old girl from Taylor County, W.Va., according to information released Monday night by West Virginia State Police.

The girl was last seen Sunday at Briarview Apartments in Taylor County, which is located in north central West Virginia.

She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has brown eyes, blond hair and is fair complected.

The teenager was last seen wearing a yellow tye-dye T-shirt, pinkish white shorts and sandals with pink straps.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call West Virginia State Police at 304-624-7573, the Taylor County Sheriff's Department at 304-265-2524 or one's local 911 center.


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