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Man arrested in departure of Towamensing Twp. girl

Published May 18. 2010 05:00PM

A man has been arrested in connection with the departure of a 16-year-old Carbon County girl.

Emily Shook, of Towamensing Township, has been returned home after she was reported missing May 8.

State police at Lehighton were able to locate Shook in Brooklyn, N.Y., after a computer crime forensic specialist was able to locate her through her iPod on the Internet.

Shook met a 16-year-old on the Internet, and he and his father came from New York to pick her up at her home unbeknownst to her parents, state police said.

State police said they have arrested the father for removing Shook from her residence and taking her to New York City.

The suspect faces charges of interference with custody of children, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors, state police said.

However, state police said they would not release the suspect's name until he is extradited next week in Pennsylvania. The suspect remains in jail in Brooklyn.

State police said they found no evidence of foul play or a struggle at her home at the time of Shook's disappearance.

Shook had last been seen in her home around 9 p.m. May 8, and was returned to her home around 11 p.m. May 10, state police said.

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